Yesterday we went to Viking Days at the Nordic Heritage Museum. It’s a celebration of all things Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, and Icelandic. Plus, Vikings!
We spent time gazing at the LEGO Valhalla inside the museum for a moment, and ate hot fresh Aebleskivers (aka “pancake balls”) outside (Brian observed the cooks carefully to see how they managed to make them so fluffy, so we can try it at home).
But the real stars of the show were the historical SCA people and their Viking encampment. There were so many handicrafts to try!
So much armor to try on!
So many glorious, glorious victories to be won on the battlefield!
We haven’t been to Viking Days since the summer we moved here (2012). I’ve wanted to go again since, but the memory of attending the first time was associated in my mind with the disorientation and loneliness that accompanies a relocation, so I hadn’t made a big effort to make it happen. I’m glad I made it a priority this year.
Jeffrey is now begging me to make him a Viking costume for Halloween. I’m already gleefully reading many internet articles about tunic construction, huzzah!