I had a wonderful day, thanks for asking. Saturday we had hoped to go to dinner at the restaraunt that Tim is working at, but he said that he expected to be very busy and probably would not be able to come out and chat with us. So, we decided to wait for a more conducive time to do that. After all, we don't want to go into DC and not have the opportunity to see him. Since Mr. Wonderful was going to be working on Sunday, we decided to celebrate on Saturday instead. Michelle and I were both asked what we wanted to do or where we wanted to go and neither of us cared much, so Mr. W took things in his own hands and made reservations for us to go to Medieval Times. If you have never been, I highly recommend it! They have a number of different locations and it is a lot of fun! FOr those not familiar with it, Medieval Times is a dinner and entertainment venue set in the middle ages. We got to the castle at about 3:15 which was the recommended time. We got a drink and sat at a table in the lobby for a while and listened to the revelers and looked at some of the suits of armor. Then the King started to give the appointment of knight, dame, etc. to various people and we went up to watch. Bella was standing there and watching and said that she would love to get called up. Well, the next thing she knew her name was announced! Mr. W had arranged it but had not told her. (This of course is for an extra fee!) She was so shocked that she didn't move at first and we had to encourage her to go on up. She was so excited to be given the title of Dame Isabella! She was cloaked in a cape and then it was announced that she was there as a celebration and she received a tiara with long strands of pink fabric that hung down each side. (Another fee for that.)
This was our knight.
The knights were all introduced and they were each given a couple of flowers from the Princess. The knight then choose an audience member to bestow the flower upon and he choose Bella. When she realized that he was tossing the flower to her, she about squeeled!
As the courses were served, we watched the jousting, horsemanship, fighting and had a great time! We cheered for our knight and booed when he was defeated by another knight. It was really a lot of fun! The dinner was delicious too! In addition to the soup we were served: roasted chicken, bbq spare ribs, garlic bread, potatoe wedges and apple turnover. We were all full by the time it was over.
Bella really got into waving her flag and cheering!
After the show Michelle, Shawn and Bella posed with the young woman who demonstrated the 'Sport of Kings' (falconry) earlier in the arena. Those birds are really quite amazing.