September 05, 2012

Maravilloso Medieval Times

BB turned 50 this past Saturday. Queee? JU SO FONII!!! No, that's not the medieval times I was referring to.  The Bellas at VisitOrlando sent Babushka a pass to various Orlando attractions and I decided to go to Medieval Times. I had gone with my trio many moons ago but Sweetie had never seen it and besides, it was dinner and a show and you know BB never says no to that combination.

This is what I remembered about Medieval Times-


I made the reservations and thought it would be just a nice entertaining birthday dinner,
 little did I know the S Sisters were back at work and had other plans.

Arrive 1.5 hours before showtime, si you need that much time to visit before the show.


You will find fascinating glimpses into castle life.




BB, being BB went straight to the kitchen-

 
  


Whilst Sweetie thought this and the Torture Chamber more interesting.

 


Personally, the Torture Chamber gave me the heebie jeebies, and when I later found out these items on exhibition were actual artifacts from an actual castle... more on that later.


We did agree on how natural and good we look in these though.

  

On BB's Feibu page- in the photos, you'll see the other sections-bakery, architect's home, birds of prey, basketry, clothing. All with real artifacts and examples brought from the original castle. Original castle? Yes My Beautifuls, the original castle. This is where the sisters Serendipity y Synchronicity said Hola. 

Thanks to my baptism by fire during the American Latino Heritage Fund Roadtrip, I was no longer intimidated by asking questions or conducting interviews and armed with my new camera (bday present from Sweetie- he's such a keeper) I approached the Chancellor hoping for a pic. A pic? The S Sisters made sure the person I spoke to was wise with a wealth of information. It seems that this was not your typical "tourist" locale, but a true representation, based on a true castle. Oh yes it is- and BB was able to capture this on video.



Of course the original reasons for going are still valid. 


The delicious food and being able to eat it with your hands.  

      

All of it.
Es flaco, pero mastica bien.

The Wonderful Show


 


And being addressed as "My Lord" or "My Lady" all evening.

Por fa, you know you love it.
  
I always liked Medieval Times, thought it fun and fantasy. 

 But now that I know it's based on reality- 
as in an actual place, it's become easy to blur the lines.

 It's now magical and mysterious, not so much make believe. 

 I mean really-  doesn't Lady Babushka fit me oh so very well?


; )


Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.




P.S.  And the YouTube videos continue- thanks again Sweetie!  Please take a quick look there and on my Feibu for more BB, on the side, in the dark, uncut and unedited.  Oh my.  

P.P.S.  Si yo se I mentioned VisitOrlando already, but I'm so grateful to them for helping me celebrate my 50th that I had to say it again.  Mil Gracias - son the best!  Oh, y si FCC all the opinions are my own.

P.P.P.S.  Y'all know that BB's native tongue is Spanglish- more English than Spanish right?  That I didn't start speaking Spanish until I was a tween and that my parents didn't watch Spanish tv stations, opting for PBS and "on the edge" sitcoms like All in The Family and Maude (ok, si, maybe I am almost medieval) and that we were the only Hispanics in our unincorporated part of Miami for the longest time? So although it seems ironic and pleasantly surprising to BB that so much Spanish history has entertwined with my own, I embrace it and say to the S Sisters -Pa'lante Hermanitas, I've got a lot of catching up to do!!




Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!