It's finally here! The Las Vegas Renaissance Fair 2011! Actually, it was kind of disappointing. I wasn't very impressed with the one last year compared to the one that they have in Cedar City, Utah every year but this year the Vegas one was even more lack luster than last year's. The one in Cedar is a lot smaller but there is a lot more to do, and to see, and more interaction. Here in Vegas I'd say 65% of the fair is taken up by guild tents where, if you're not a member of the guild there's nothing to see or do there. They don't sell anything, do shows, or recruit - most of the time they're just occupied by one or two people sitting around fanning themselves. There are the usual booths with renaissance clothing, jewelry, swords, etc. There's the turkey legs and a few stages with belly dancers but, overall, it was just a HUGE park that was less than half full of tents and less than half of those offered something to see or do.
However, we still had fun. Here are the highlights of our 3 hours there today:
100 oz of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1/2 veggie omlette
1 shepherd's pie
(little meat and veggie filled tarts they were selling at the fair)
1 vegetarian sub
1 large pickle
Daily Caloric Intake: 1,085
Walking: 3 hours at the Ren. Fair.
Shopping: Grocery - 1 hr.
Walking/Playing @ the dog park: 1.5 hours