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TNRF May 22, 23 2010

I made it out to most of both days of the faire this weekend, and I have to say that it was definitely the hottest weekend to date. The temperature topped 91 on Sunday, and there was little breeze to speak of either day. I only stayed half of the day on Sunday as I didn’t feel like dealing with the heat anymore, and I wanted to make it home to catch the series finale of LOST.

I combined both days into one gallery, as I didn’t shoot much on Sunday.

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Tennessee Ren Faire Final Weekend Pictures

Well another season of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival has come to a close. It was a very wet year, but I still had a great time regardless. It is always a great time, and a chance to hang out with some people that I only really get to see one time a year. I didn’t take as many pictures this year as normal, as I didn’t want to have the camera out with the chance of rain, but I still had it out for most of the last Saturday of the faire.

Here are a couple of samples.

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Its not faire

Well my plans for the weekend took a major turn this weekend. Saturday was a day of getting stuff done around the house as planned, and some time getting everything ready to go to the faire today. Well I woke up around 7:00 this morning and got on my computer to check email etc. While checking my Twitter friends list, I saw a tweet from a cast member that the faire was canceled today. I called the Clarksville contingent and let them know so that they didn’t all drive down only to be turned away. Apparently the parking lot was just a bog due to all of the recent rain. The bad thing is that rain is forecast all week, so I am going to remain hopeful that the parking lot will be usable next weekend. If it isn’t, ten maybe another trip down to GARF will be in order.

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Return of the Ren Faire season

This Saturday it is time once again to get back into the ren faire spirit. I am heading down to Atlanta on Friday evening, accompanied by Ivan and Summer, and will be attending the Georgia Renaissance Festival or GARF for short on both Saturday and part of Sunday. I am still torn as to whether or not I am going to go in costume, or just be comfy and take pictures. I don’t really care to carry my camera with me if I am in costume, so it is still up in the air as to what to do. The plan is to return for the final weekend of GARF as well, so I will probably do that one is a costume of some sort.

The other big thing that I get to do this weekend is to see my new nephew Andrew for the first time. I am very excited about this, as I need to establish my status as the cool uncle. I know that Joshua is happy to have a little brother, so that should be a cool experience. I definitely plan to get some good pictures of the nephews to give to my parents and my sister.

I had a blast when I went to GA for the faire last year. It is a different environment than the TN Renaissance faire in that GA has each vendor in their own freestanding buildings, something TN can’t do due to stupid zoning restrictions etc. GA was a much better faire for vendors, but the entertainment value of TN trumps GA in my opinion many times over. TN faire starts of in a week, and I plan to go at least one day each weekend if not both. With the new house, I am MUCH closer to the faire site, and I can always take the bike up there and get front row parking in the motorcycle lots if I don’t feel like getting there at opening gate for a good parking spot.

I love just wandering around at the faire. I have it down to a science where I can do a whole day for about 10 bucks total if I try, and that is being there from 9:30 until pub sing at the end of the day. There are very few things that you can spend 10 bucks on for a full day of entertainment. I don’t include entry into this figure, as I but a season pass. As long as I go 5 times total, that makes the pass worth it.

If you are going to be at GARF or are going to TN, let me know when you will be there so I can be sure to keep an eye out for you.

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Weekend wrap-up

Well this was a great weekend. On Saturday, and I headed to the TN Renaissance Festival. We hung out with Ivan and Summer and got to see Joe and who are part of the cast. We went to most all of the shows etc. It was a good time. Ivan had a new Robin of Locksley costume. We were talking and decided that I could be Friar Tuck. I figured that I could make it with some stuff that I had at home.

After we left the faire, we went to ‘s reception for her teaching graduation. Congrats again Erin. I borrowed a couple of robe patterns from and headed home to try to make a Friar robe for the following day. When I was looking through what fabric I had, I found a robe that I had started to make a while back at a sewing day that I had forgotten about. It had one deep emperor sleeve on it and that was about it. I pulled that sleeve off, which conveniently became the hood for my robe, made some sleeves, and after about 2 hours of work, here is what I came up with. Friar Tuck version 1.0.

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