Friday night Z and I attended a surprise 30th birthday party for my friend Patrick.
I met Patrick back in 2008 and even had the chance to attend his Las Vegas destination wedding when he married his lovely wife Regan in 2010.
Patrick and Regan were members of our first place winning trivia team and share my love of karaoke every now and again (aka my kind of people).
This week Patrick will be turning the big 3-0 so in order to celebrate Regan arranged for a surprise outing to Medieval Times. Under the false pretenses that we were getting together with them for dinner at a favorite Greek restaurant, Patrick had no clue what was in store.
After a pit stop at Burger King for crowns, Z and I we were on our way.
We met at Patrick’s house and surprised him when he arrived home. From there we hopped into a “noble steed” to take us to our destination.
For those who have never been, Medieval Times offers a “dinner and tournament.” The show revolves around a competition between the “Knights of the Realm” in feats like jousting and sword fighting, all presided over by a King. Each section of the theatre is assigned a color with a corresponding knight to route for.
So excited to be on the red team!
The show is entertaining complete with chivalry and horsemanship. As an animal trainer I caught myself spending most of the time watching the horses and thinking about the cues and reinforcement they are being given…because I’m a nerd like that.
Dinner is served throughout the show, standard feast fare: soup, chicken, rib, potato and dessert. All without the use of utensils…
After a series of competitions, the red knight was victorious (obviously because he had the best cheering section)!
It was a fun “knight” and a successful surprise. Happy Birthday Patrick!
Question of the day: Have you ever been to Medieval Times?