What do you do on a Saturday afternoon in August in Iowa? Well go to a Pirate Festival, of course! We wanted to do something fun with Carlton so off we went to Clear Lake to the Pirate Festival in PM Park. If you have ever been to a Renaissance Festival this is basically it—except with a lot more pirates walking around. It was not very crowded at all when we got there and the entertainment acts were begging folks to come sit down—well actually SCREAMING at us to sit down. Pirates are not low key people, that is for sure.
I think Carlton had fun after the initial shock wore off. He got taken in by Story, a story telling modestly dressed pirate (thank goodness) who told the story of a handsome man named Carlton. We let him experience the stocks and sat and watched a sword fight (which I ended up getting to be a participant in) and an awesome juggler named Crazy Boy Coy. He was amazing.
All in all a fun afternoon and of course, pictures to document follow!!! Oh yea–click on the pics to enlarge if you want to see them bigger—I just made smaller ones this post since I did not do the usual slide show.
Seriously–if I get lice I am getting in touch with Captain Black…he promised me that they were all treated…
This guy was amazing—look him up—Crazy Boy Coy. This is his website.
Juggling a flaming torch, a bowling ball and the tennis racquet—he did it !!! While balancing on the board thingy! Amazing!
Even the young ones got into the spirit of things!