I always enjoy grabbing a camera and heading to the East Valley for the Arizona Renaissance Festival. It is amazing how much it has grown over the 30-plus years since it first opened. And they continue to grow! This year there is a new area featuring "Escape Rooms" and the Melee stage which is spotlighting the Craic Show ... (That's pronounced "crack" and it means having a fun time in Ireland!) You'll see them featured in the video. Wendy & I always have a great time and once again this year Sir Charles was our escort, making sure we didn't miss anything. And here's a tip .. come early! We arrived about 9:15 and drove right in (later on the highway can back up quite a bit) The gates open at 10, but the royalty and some of the performers make sure the wait is a fun one! It's also cooler earlier. Parking is free, courtesy of our friends at Fry's Marketplace. Huzzah!