This weekend was very successful in a lot of ways.
Dropped of Grimm with Dicea and picked up Boogie by 10:45.
Got gas and was on the road by 11:10.
Trip down was good, though it seems that this year both NY and PA are all for tearing up large strips of highway and rerouting people. But what's pennsic without construction?
We arrived on the battlefield exactly 3 hours from hitting the highway (to the minute) where we joined the throngs waiting to be allowed to troll in.
It only took 1.5 hours to wait. I've had to wait up to 3.5 so to me that's a good short wait.
After trolling in, set up went well. Though we have learned for future, Katie and I have horrible distance estimation, even with the help of ground tarps and that we should in future put MY tent up first then the girls'. It's all good. There's just no way we would pass fire inspection (like we have them anymore anyway).
Between showers/storms we got both tents and the pop-up standing and staked in place. Typical downpours for first day of war. (what's war without having to set up and/or tear down in the rain huh?).
Camp is pretty empty as right now it's only 4 tents in one corner. (If you're coming to visit, look for my banner hanging on my tent - see icon for picture).meirwen
it's good that you are not coming. The plains of the Sarenghetti where not mowed recently so our block is one giant clover field. I know of two people by Sunday morning who had been stung.
Saturday night we learned that despite multiple matches and a butane torch, the combined efforts of Katie, myself and Carl could not get a stupid camping charcoal brick to light. Broke down and assembled the propane grill instead so we could have hot dogs for food at 10:30pm.
I managed to make it 18 whole hours before actually stepping into Public Safety point. and that was just to get my golf cart waiver on file and the spiffy sticker for my medallion.
Sunday saw me up early. I love the experience of just sitting and listening to Pennsic wake up in the morning.
Had Breakfast with theboomboom
and little T. Beast and Boar now has Belgian waffles (with Ice Cream) on the breakfast menu!
Wandered over to Killkenny and helped them set up some Pavillions then over to Lochac. Good to see folks, even for the short time I had. My vigil has been put on the Queen of the West's social calendar. Well, Her Majesty is Alis and her social secretary is Duchess Megan, easy to get on that calendar.
For lunch went to King Johns for fries. They do not have the cool extra crispy spiral fries like last year. *pout*. Then back to camp for hot dogs for lunch and hanging out with much_ado
Before too long it was time to get back into mundanes and hit the road to come home.
Exactly 3 hours (to the minute again) from leaving site I pulled up in front of the girls' house to claim my puppy, hang with the Dicea and wait for damedini and TK to show up with left over fabric from my elevation garb so I can make the hat to go with it.
Slept like a rock when I got home and was not at all pleased when the alarm went off this morning.
Today we accomplished finalizing arrangement for the boys. They will be staying with Miss Judi, our teacher from Puppy Class. This is good as she knows the boys and more importantly, they know her. And if they get out of line we trust Miss Judi to correct bad boy behavior. Can't be sure of that at the PetHotel we had been looking at as well. And her rates are much better than the PetHotel.
Tonight is sewing and organizing garb bins. I'm looking forward to getting back down there. Hard to concentrate on work now that I've been home for a weekend.