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Tarry Awhile in Renaissance Style

Travel back to the late Middle Ages this fall by visiting a Renaissance festival that transports patrons to another time and place. If you’ve never attended a Renaissance fair, be prepared for quite a spectacle. From detailed period costumes to daring jousting duels, there is much to see and do. “What say ye” learn a bit more:

Some background. The Renaissance era was a cultural movement that influenced literature, philosophy, art, politics, science and other intellectual inquiry.

A feast for the eyes. The setting is typically a village with lads, lords and other men appearing in cloaks and swashbuckler attire. Duchesses, countesses and other females don dignified gowns, underskirts, bodices and robes.

Fare fit for a king. You won’t go hungry with an assortment of entrées to grace your round table. Indulge in a time-honored turkey drumstick or sausage on a stick, or opt for more
traditional items such as corndogs, apple fritters and funnel cakes.

Belly full of laughs. Plentiful performers entertain: comic actors, jugglers, stilt walkers, trained jousters and medieval musicians and dancers.

Trade in your gold. Bring a bag full of coins as many merchants peddle unique treasures such as Renaissance apparel, jewels, bangles, baubles, swords, magic wands and potions.
Shout for Joy
Renaissance festival performers frequently cry out “Huzzah!” This is an expression of acclaim or approval similar to “Hooray!”

Family Day at IBIS TRAIL

On Sept. 10, Ibis Trail at Covington had their first annual Family Day. Today was a day to celebrate with family and friends as our children prepare for the next year of school. School actually started in August, but what a way to tell children school has started but the HOT SUMMER WEATHER is far from over. Let’s have fun!
James put on a BBQ Feast of hot dogs, hamburgers and French fries that would fill the bellies of all attending. From the moment the smoke from the grills filled the air, we knew the food would be GREAT.

Children laughing, playing and MOST of all having a great time was our intent. Judging by the looks of the two little girls in the photo, the Family Day was a success.

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Riding With The Wind

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to fly as free as a bird, floating in a hot air balloon is about as close as you can get. Hot air balloon festivals abound in summer as a feast for the eyes. For the adventurous, commercial hot air balloon rides are increasingly available.

The first hot air balloon took flight in 1783 in France, with a sheep, a duck and a rooster on board. In 1793, George Washington witnessed the first balloon launch in North America, piloted by Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard.

The three basic components of the aircraft are the envelope, burner and basket. The envelope is the actual balloon that holds the air. The burner is the equivalent of an engine and drives hot air into the balloon. The basket is where the pilot and passengers stand. To drive the balloon upward, the pilot opens the propane valve. To move it downward, the pilot uses the parachute valve. To steer the balloon, the pilot moves the craft up or down, depending on the location of wind currents, and rides with the wind.

A commercial ride in a hot air balloon generally costs from $150 to $275, but often rides in tethered balloons are available for much less at festivals. Check out HotAirBalloon.com for a list of balloon festivals around the world.

Wisdom & Wisdom

“Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up.”
—Knute Rockne
“Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.”
—Don Shula
“Baseball is what we were, and football is what we have become.”
—Mary McGrory
“I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football, the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.”
—Gerald R. Ford
“The reason women don’t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.”
—Phyllis Diller
“I don’t understand American football at all. It looks like all-in wrestling with crash helmets.”
—Sting
“Football doesn’t build character. It eliminates the weak ones.”
—Darrell Royal
“We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or baseball game, we have taken part in it.”
—John F. Kennedy
“The football season is like pain. You forget how terrible it is until it seizes you again.”
—Sally Quinn
“When you win, nothing hurts.”
—Joe Namath

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