Tuesday night, I ate half of a chicken with my bare hands. It was kind of gross but also kind of awesome. Like, insanely awesome.
Tuesday afternoon, I set off on a road trip to Orlando with my 13 year old daughter and 11 year old niece to visit theme parks, do a little shopping and spend some time quality together. The 3 anniversary of my daughter’s father’s suicide was June 21 and I try to do something special for her each year to make that time a little easier.
Our first stop was Medieval Times – it was my first time going, but my daughter has been there before on school field trips. My niece hadn’t been either, so it was a real treat for us! The girls immediately got into the spirit of things as we put on our paper crowns and headed towards the waiting area.
I thought that I knew what to expect, because I have been to Arabian Knights during a previous Orlando trip. This…this was different. Firstly, there weren’t so many horses. Second, there weren’t utensils.
Yes, I said that there weren’t any utensils.
The food was actually the highlight of the evening for me – which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, really. I am all about the food. While it wasn’t a very well-balanced meal, it was actually quite tasty. The tomato bisque was good, the roasted chicken was delicious and the pastry – it was an apple strudel – was pretty good too. They also served a spare rib in BBQ sauce, but I was so full from the chicken that I couldn’t even touch it!
The show was pretty lively and entertaining. The kids had a blast watching the horses do their little stunts, but we were all pretty disappointed to see their handlers using whips to get them to do their tricks. I don’t know exactly what we were expecting, but it was heartbreaking to see them whip the horses.
The story line was cute and we got a kick out of watching the knights doing a tournament for the King and his Queen. They ran through a series of tricks in order to gain the King’s favor – my favorite part of the story was how they were trying to win over the green Knight to their kingdom.
It was a really cool experience and I am glad we went! We were able to get special pricing through the Medieval Times website, each ticket was $38 because we had three people. Considering it was a huge dinner and a nice show, I felt that it was a great value for the price!
The girls had a ton of fun cheering for our red and green Knight and I had fun watching them enjoy themselves!