Monday, July 04, 2005

A Day Off

After my 30K/18.6M long run on Saturday I allowed myself an extra rest day yesterday, no training. But rather than sit on the couch we decided to go to the Peter and Paul Festival in Bretten, Germany, which is about a half hour drive from where we live.

The Peter and Paul Fest is a celebration of the town’s history with concentration on the Middle Ages time period. The four day event includes several reenactment projects, including various battles, a parade and a handworker village from that period of time. The participants actually spend the weekend “living” like they did in the Middle Ages, most spending the entire weekend in tents in the streets and parks of Bretten, eating food cooked in open fires, wearing clothes from the time period etc. For an old history buff like myself, I love going to this fest!

I took pictures of the various village scenes, I hope to post them on my website in the next few days. We didn’t see any of the “battles” as they were on Friday and Saturday. Maybe next year!

Happy Fourth of July to all the U.S.A RBFers'

I love festivals like that.
Sounds like a fun time, Jack. Did they have jousting?
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