Sunday, April 15, 2012

Long Time No See

I finally decided on something to do for my birthday. We're going to Scarborough Faire. We haven't been in years, and I used to go all the time. And now that I think about, I remember why we haven't been back: It was insanely hot. And muggy with no breeze at all. We felt horrible. It must have been in the 90's.
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The extended forecast is guessing that this Saturday will be sunny and 77°, so it should be a lot more fun. Also that's the same weekend as Fort Worth's Main Street Arts Festival so I'm hoping that might put a dent in the Scarborough Faire crowd.
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I have so many fun memories from there. I'll try to dig out some old pictures this week. I even dressed up a few times. And one year my friend had a booth (shoppe) there with a private upstairs room. That was really cool. Anyway, so that's what I decided to do and I'm really looking forward to it. It's not often you get to drink a cold beer surrounded by Renaissance whimsy and watch a lady in costume playing a hammered dulcimer. Hear, hear!

6 comments:

VioletSky said...

We don't have Renaissance Fairs up our way. The first time I heard about them was on Gilmore Girls.

mrwriteon said...

When you mentioned this all I could hear was Simon and Garfunkel. Sounds like fun. We had a good one here for a number of years and then, for some weird reason, it started being invaded by biker gangs so they killed it.

Jocelyn said...

Perhaps you need to follow that beer with a huge stein of mead? And then some ale?

I'm here for ya. Enjoy the cooler temps...it snowed here today, incidentally.

geewits said...

VioletSky,
~~I had never heard of them until I moved to Texas. This one has been around for ages.

Ian,
~~That's a shame. This one attracts bikers, I think, because they do have a big leather shop there, but they haven't run it over.

Jocelyn,
~~There's nothing like incidental snow to ruin a perfect spring day. Yeah, I usually have one mead but they are a little too sweet for me. Oddly they have a great quiche there.

haphazardlife said...

Have a great time. And no snow.

geewits said...

No snow.