Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Empire Market at Waterloo
A few weeks ago the email mentioned an Empire Market at Waterloo. I clicked on the website link and saw photos of costumed re-enactors and some merchants selling period stuff. It looked like a smaller version of a Renaissance festival only different time period.
As it wasn't far away (30 minute drive) I thought it was worth checking out. Neither kid was interested (big surprise) so Kyle and I didn't take them.
The main landmark of Waterloo is this lion - the site is called "But (pronounced "boo" in French) de Lion" which all Americans call "Lion's But." This huge hill and its lion statue were built by the nations that defeated Napoleon in this location.
That was it. Kyle and I were really glad we hadn't made the kids come.
So we spent about five minutes at the market, climbed to the top of Le But de Lion, looked over the fields of Waterloo, visited the panorama and then went home.