The costume rental place is 2 doors down from the apartment. It was just classic- Inside the large building was a man in a blue and white striped shirt and white pants and a woman that seemed to be in charge. We waited our turn and I tried to explain why we were there. He didn’t speak English but we were mostly able to get the gist of what the other was trying to communicate. The nice man took us into a large room with racks of medieval clothes in various sizes. The cloaks were plain brown and there wasn’t one small enough for Ltmgamer so he tried on an outfit instead. I thought we’d about accomplished one of our main tasks for the day until it came time to pay. Seems they only take checks. Not credit cards or cash. I think the man would have probably been okay with the cash but the woman said no, she was apologetic about it but was firm on that point. Something about regulations. Anyway we left, cloakless. Enmgamer said that was okay because they were heavy.
On the walk back to the apartment we noticed the store across the street with leather medieval bustiers was open. You’d think we’d stepped back in time. Music was playing and a guy with long hair, a peasant shirt and leather pants was pounding a design into a large piece of leather. His dog was walking around and while we were there a friend of his arrived- a woman dressed in a belly dancing type outfit because why not? Through the doorway into the back there were guys practicing juggling. The store had some really cool stuff and Det55 asked if I would pay what I was going to spend on cloak rental and they would pay the rest out of their souvenir money. Sounded like a fair deal to me so the kids settled on buying leather arm pieces. Ltmgamer’s had to be trimmed to fit correctly. It actually worked out really well because the arm bands make a nice souvenir from our time here and they will look great with their cloaks at home. All’s well that ends well.
I baked a chicken and we had salad, boiled potatoes and chicken for dinner followed by bakery goodies for dessert.
At one point in the afternoon we heard drumming and looked out and found the leather working guy was outside his shop playing a large drum while 2 of his friends stood in the lane juggling. They were pretty good. Surprisingly some folks just strolled right on past them and didn’t even stop to watch. It is not everyday we have jugglers outside our window.
Ltmgamer and Det 55 and I went to look for a park but didn’t find one. We walked around the old cathedral and Ltmgamer ran up and down some hills before returning home.