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Monday, August 2, 2010

Ren Faire Report, Part One

I took a rare break this last weekend and went away for three days with some friends--specifically, pals Chris and hubby Charlie, Robin and hubby George and my goddess-children (the ever adorable) Sophia and Nate, and Ellen and Bobbie.
We took three days and went camping, hung out at the Fair Haven State Park beach, and spent the Saturday (most of us, anyway) at the Sterling Renaissance Faire.

No internet. No computer. No TV. No writing. (Gasp!) Just hanging out with friends and having a great time. Pretty close to heaven, if you ask me.
One of the highlights of the weekend was our visit to the Ren Faire. We've been before as a group, and it is always a blast. The Sterling Ren Faire (http://www.sterlingfestival.com/ ) runs each weekend for a couple of months during the summer, and is full of pagentry, wonderful items for sale, and fun shows. The weekend we went happened to be the Highland Fling theme, which was even more fun. I even made a couple of friends, as you can see!
Of course, now I have to get back to work, and reality...but it was nice to take a break from it all. Next blog, I'll share a few pics from around the campfire.


  1. Looks like you had a blast and it was quite the spectacle!

  2. I think we need to make a blow up poster of you with the highlanders! You look awesome standing between those towers of yumminess!

  3. Towers of yumminess :-) I love it!

    And yes, we had a great time. Lots of fun.

  4. Those are beautiful photographs, and I look forward to my first authentic American Ren Faire experience. The similar events that we have in this country just aren't as much fun, perhaps due to that damnable British reserve... ;)

    And yes, I'll pack a kilt. :)

  5. Wow, your Faire has grass! And trees! Our Faires in California are considerably more... brown.

    Glad you had a great time. :)

  6. Yay, New york State is great that way :-)

  7. I went to a Renaissance Faire in Louisville, Kentucky several years ago and had a wonderful time. This looks so much better. Wish I could have been there.
    Teresa R.