So. I’ve more or less dropped off the planet for about a month. I blame the doctor’s appointments. Every week I have one mid-day appointment with the
But now the desk is almost under control, and I’ve been put on couch arrest by my
It was actually a very good choice on our part. We had a great time, and going to a hotel was absolutely the right choice. I can recommend the Best Western in
Thursday was shopping and classes. I took a class on “the perfect medieval purse” that was well worth adding the extra half vacation day in order to be coherent for it. Really cool. As anticipated, I didn’t get in to the basket making class that was next door. It was already filled by the time we were done. I suspect it was filled an hour before it started. Oh well. After that, we roamed. I took a few classes, saw some people, did some shopping. Commuting back and forth worked very well, and the weather was glorious. Bob pretty much stuck to my side the whole time – I hope he had a good time. It was odd being at Pennsic and having that little energy. Very frustrating.
On Friday, we cruised past EK Royal to see the new “gates” and as we were discussing their aesthetics, one of the folks from our usual camp popped out – turns out our camp was in royal this year. Or to put it another way, it was a good year to not be camping. It was just dusk, so we headed in for a nice visit. They would have fed us, but we’d just had dinner withvynehorn , so we hung out and provided dinner companionship. We *did* get roped in for a dinner invitation the following evening. It’s nice to be wanted, ya know?
Saturday I was torn as we were wandering around. People were starting to arrive thickly at troll, Wolgamut was playing in the marketplace, camps were going up… it was just too early. I wanted more. But in the next breath, there was at least one interlude in the afternoon that I was hot, uncomfortable, exhausted, and just wanted to go home. So I guess that was just about right – always leave them wanting more. Saturday we also went out to take a few pictures. I didn’t get many, and they’re mostly from the very central area because I wasn’t very mobile. I missed our camp walk, but I just wasn’t up to it this year. So here we are:merimask , it's your spot. Scary, isn't it? Here's a couple more shots of the bazaar.
The drive home was uneventful on Sunday, and Monday we were back at work.
Next year will be an adventure of an entirely different type.