April 30, 2006

Mother Nature is a Sadistic Witch.

We’re home early. Thursday set up went well and the weather was nice. Friday was nice, not too cold, no rain, just a little wind. Saturday morning we woke up the overcast skies and a chilly breeze. Around 1:00 PM the skies opened up and starting spitting on us. It wasn’t a heave rain, but enough to get everything damp. Then the wind started picking up. This made the day not only feel colder, but there was no place to stay dry. The wind would blow the rain under the flies. It also would make the fires throw sparks.

The wind got heavier all day and into the night. During the night the rain started coming down in buckets and the wind picked up enough that it frightened me out of dead sleep thinking the tent was blowing away. Trust me, if you’ve ever been tent camping, strong winds are not your friend. My tent is pretty sturdy and surrounded by other tents. I never took a direct hit from the wind all night, yet one time I woke up to my tent swaying in the wind. Fortunately I can report that there was no damage in my camp. One camp blew a loop, but nothing serious.

This morning we were wakened by the sounds of vehicles and hammering. Pulling myself out of the tent, I looked to see what was going on. There were cars all over camp. I talked with one of my neighbors and they advised that the even was canceled. They were calling for more rain and high winds all day.

I confirmed what I was told with one of the committee members. Thus Ktreva and I packed camp and headed home. It was nice to see some of our friends, but I really wish I had another day to do my re-enacting.

Posted by Contagion in Re-enacting life. at April 30, 2006 01:56 PM | TrackBack

Sounds like it's a good thing I decided against driving up there today - I was thinking of heading up about 2:00, hoping there'd be a break between rain showers, only to have it start downpouring again.
Sounds like if I had decided to brave the weather there'd be nothing there when we got there anyway.

Posted by: Shadoglare at April 30, 2006 03:12 PM

Sorry bout that man! Hope the next one's fair skies and sunshine!

Posted by: oddybobo at May 1, 2006 07:21 AM

Ah... so YOU'RE the one to blame for the bad weather! :-)

Posted by: Harvey at May 1, 2006 08:49 AM

Oh poo. That sucks.

Posted by: Richmond at May 1, 2006 06:36 PM

You could have gone home and set everything back up in the front yard...

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Posted by: Carl at May 14, 2006 01:13 AM