As mentioned, this past weekend we headed to a Renaissance Faire (very small) and a Dino exhibit here in Austin.
First, the Dino Dig. I guess it's traveling around the country or something. Pretty fun tromping around the woods learning about all sorts of cool species. Not to mention I held a REAL dinosaur bone which was around 165 millions years old. Or something like that. I didn't write it down.
Anyway, one thing I loved (and love in books, movies, etc) is attention to detail. Take for instance this barricade to keep people out:
Make sure to click on the picture to make it bigger so you can read the sign.
Love when creators of things take the time to add details like this.
Another interesting point was the roots in mythology. Special to my heart, given the name of this blog.
For example, there is Quetzalcoatus.
And a Medusa Fern. (*note - I do try to keep the kids' pictures out of the blog, but my daughter refused to cooperate. We compromised here)
The point being mythology is everywhere. We can't escape it!
Final note - There's nothing like a little sword fighting and gnawing on a giant turkey leg to get the creative juices flowing. Lacking was any ale or meade, but it was a kid park, and I took care of that once I got home. Speaking of which, has anyone actually tried meade? My bold boss bought me some once, and it was yucky. Not quite as bad as Saki, but I rank them in the same category. Ugh!