May 04, 2009

Friends, Campfires, and a blue hat.

Since last Wednesday Ktreva and I have been at the Bloody Lake Rendezvous. When we arrived, the camp was already packed. We had friends coming and we all wanted to camp together so I found the only place I could… down in the swampy part. Well most of the lower camp is wetlands, but this was the wetter wet lands. Fortunately for us we got a bit of high ground in the swampy area. It rained on us Wednesday night and off and on Thursday. The land around us was really mushy and Friday we watched a van sink up to its hubs while it was unloaded, but where our tents were was nice and dry.

Thursday morning the friends we wanted to camp with started showing up. Wil, Red and Moses showed up during a break in the rain and were actually able to set up and stay dry. Friday Petey, Ark Builder, Dragonfly, Wes and his eldest spawn showed up. Grau was supposed to come, but he came down with swine flu, anthrax or a bad case of back fungus and decided that, instead of re-enacting a plague victim he was going to stay home and try to get better.

I wish I could tell you some great story that I could tell you of events that happened, but this was mostly an uneventful. None of the drama that any of us where anticipating was ever brought up. Oh, the players were all there, but the ones that talk big over the phone, via e-mail or forums didn’t say a peep in person. Heck, the only thing I heard about my own little issue was from friends and I making fun of it. To be honest, I was prepared for a confrontation and was a wee bit let down that there wasn’t one. Although, it was probably in the best for everyone there wasn’t.

There was a lot of good shopping at this event. Various venders I don’t see anywhere else but at Bloody or Kalamazoo were there. Ktreva was able to pick up a nice new hand woven wool blanket. I was able to get a sky blue hat that everyone loved. I mean I looked FABULOUS in it. I can’t wait until I can get a chance to wear it! Everyone was jealous and wanted one for themselves.

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My beautiful blue hat!

Okay, that is the hat, with my blue bonnet on top of it. I look like a deranged purple pieman with that hat on.

We had a great time, and I hope that we can get more of our friends to go next year, some of the people that didn’t make it next year. Those of you know who you are.

Posted by Contagion in Re-enacting life. at May 4, 2009 09:21 PM | TrackBack

It was a great weekend. Good friends, good music, good conversation, good sights (18th century telescope looking at the moon and Saturn=Complete awesomeness), and good drink.

And wearing your old funny blue hat on top of your new funny blue hat makes you look like the spawn of leprechauns screwing smurfs.

Posted by: Petey at May 4, 2009 10:44 PM

Still need more pics of funny blue hat so we can finish book Where's Contagion? (also known by my kids as Where's Waldo?)

Posted by: red at May 8, 2009 07:03 AM