This post is part of a series about the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.  You can find this and other posts here.  More information about the #Write31Days challenge can be found here.


Not the fruit.  It’s a new term to me that means you are so tired that even applesauce is funny.  Also known as slap-happy and punch-drunk.

This weekend, I was on full Applesauce mode.

Let’s start with Sunday.  My sisters and I were walking around, talking to patrons, when we walked past the king of the fairies.  (For the record, we can’t “see” the Fae.) And I hear “It’s a gaggle of princesses.”

It didn’t really bother me.  But I was thinking.

One of the things that we’ve been able to do is to hand out princess tiaras after our shows.  So at the end of the day, I took the leftover tiaras in my basket and crowned about 8 new princesses and asked if they would assist me.

We then walked past King Oberon, laughing and saying “We are a gaggle of princesses!!!”  King Oberon was laughing so hard, he fell down.  It was awesome!  😀

Then there was Columbus Day.

At the end of the day, we always gather and sing 3 different songs on the cobblestones of the front gate.  One of the songs is “What do you do with a drunken sailor?”  Before we start singing, one of the gypsy girls usually takes the hat off of one of the pirates, Devin, and another takes off his vest.

On Columbus Day, I got there before the gypsies did.  So, I took his hat.  That wouldn’t fit on my head with the tiara and the hairdo I had.  So I had the tiara put on Devin’s head.

One of the other pirates asks before we sing Drunken Sailor, “what is the age old question?”  Well, of course, the gypsy girls yell, “Where do babies come from?”  And then the pirate, Devin, shrugs and tries to walk off with them.

I was going to sneak over and yell with them.  Except the gypsy BOYS decided to yell the question.  My thought process was something like this…..  Devin takes the girls.  Why not?

So I decided to take his place.

I laughed so hard, I lost my voice.

Full Applesauce.


I am sorry for the lack of pictures in this post.  I have yet to see what Boo took when she was visiting on Saturday.