Welcome! The 2010 Season for guests and guiding at the Ozark Medieval Fortress came to an end two weeks ago. I guess I miss the daily contact with our guests, so for now, this blog will have to do. What a wonderful season we had. The masons laid stone in the castle walls every day. Guests enjoyed seeing them and I surely enjoyed taking people on the tour. In fact, I walked 5 miles a day, 5 days a week. That makes 100 miles per month, so, by the end of the season I had walked and talked with people for 600 miles! That's 1,000 kilometers, about the distance from Paris to Berlin.
Our guests came to see us at the Ozark Medieval Fortress from all over the world. Representatives from Belgium television, as well as film crews from Quebec, Missouri, Arkansas and New York gave us great press coverage. We were featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and in USA Today. All local area news groups came, from radio and television to magazines, newpapers and online authors. School groups really benefitted from our program and students described us as "the best field trip ever". Some even came on Saturday! Other countries represented include: England, France, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Poland, Denmark, Turkey, Russia and Austria. From the U.S., we welcomed folks from Alaska to Texas, California to Maine and Florida.
I'll be talking more about what went on this season at the Ozark Medieval Fortress and sharing what I think are the guests' most asked questions at the castle in future posts.