21.07.2007 - 21.07.2007 30 °C
July 21st - Technically July 22nd in Australia, akka my 23rd birthday, but not in America as Brian so matter-of-factly pointed out to me that morning! He didn't quite get his way though coz that night he took me out to Medieval Times for my birthday
The actual plan he had so sneakily concocted was for us to go to Medieval Times on the 22nd and do our Hollywood Tour on the 21st. So he went downstairs one night while pretending to get ice and booked the bus for us to go to Seaworld San Diego and then booked the Hollywood Tour through the same company. After Thursdays trip to Seaworld he was unimpressed with that company (well we both were), so he spilled the beans on his plans and re-booked the Hollywood Tour for the 22nd (we couldn't get it any earlier) thus changing Medieval Times to the night of the 21st. I was happy with the plans either way it turned out and thought it was sweet that he wanted to surprise me, but cancelling and re-booking caused us to have a few problems with getting deposits back from the sneaky little bell desk boy downstairs who was dodgy to begin with. We got our money back and everything worked out fine in the end.
Anyway, on to Medieval Times. Medieval Times takes you back to the 11th century where Knights once existed. You are greeted by the King on entry and get given a specific coloured crown representing the Knight you are cheering for. Ours was the Green Knight hence the green crowns. You then sit down for a 4 course meal (which you eat with your fingers as they didn't have cutlery back in those days) and watch all the different Knights go head to head in order to win the tournament. It was a pretty cool way to spend my birthday dinner!