This is the first time I open my eyes and gaze at the inside of my tent from Pennsic, really nothing out of the normal just crowded with more stuff. Need to think of a mini pop up to store my gear and give me a more comfortable setting. Shaking the cobwebs out of my eyes I know I really need coffee, and really early enough that I do not wish to disturb anyone in camp about opening my gear to get coffee started, so I set off on a walk, whereas Merry and Perley offered me coffee anytime I’m near camp.
start to walk down to their encampment, and the smells of the air fill my lungs, and the mist rising from the canvas of all the tents is a pleasure to behold. Even at an early morning hour few are awake, but it really gives you pause to see just the splendor as the first morning light hits the camp grounds.
I make my way to their encampment, and while enroute I run into a friend of mine I have known for a little bit on Facebook. More like she recognized me then I her cause she was sitting in her camp. She calls my name walks up and greats me with a warm hug. Thank you, Thora, for the wonderful welcome. Seeing as my friends were not even out of their even coma, she offers to take me to the beast and bore, to help get me a cup and insurance.
Let me tell you this if part of a lot of things is a god send. First of all, it is only 40 dollars (38 plus 2-dollar insurance) and unlimited coffee, tea, lemonade. I don’t know about much; however, I can drink enough coffee to cover that cost in no time flat. So yes please, thank you drive through. Let the nectar of the goddess run into my veins.
after first cup hits we walk around to see some of the area, and she wished to share where Heralds Point was for me, and I gaze at my work spot for the next few days. Pretty much as I expected in its early stages. This I would also meet the Circus Mistress. (forgive me having brain on scadian names to early will update when it comes to)
and thereby I was going to be one of her monkies.
First impression a delightful cheerful person. Who was overjoyed on having a cow. (I look around and don’t see a cow as I am aware of, on further eye wondering I see she means the saw horse contraption with two water filters on it… ohm that is a cow). And with her cheer I’ll enjoy working for her, funny she reminds me so much of Winter Sister it’s not even funny. So, Thora and I talk to her a bit, go to see if I can Volunteer for a security shift. Come to find you need a driver’s license even as a side passenger. Oh well so much for that idea. Then I excuse myself from Thora, so I can make a drop off, and a pick up at camp (switch out the coffee mug I won’t be using and grab my cart and chair and shower gear) and make my way back to Heralds Point to help set up.
Set up is an interesting affair, a small amount of hurry up and wait, and another moment of lift and carry. All in all, good fun however the patio stones they use for the book cases are omg heavy as hell. I’m too old for the lift and jerk I guess.
Mistress Brita come up the Heralds Point Hill and meets up with me on her way to help set up EK Royal, so I excuse myself from heralds point to work for King and Country.
Nothing really important here, with the exception of just how much gear is required for a royal encampment astounds me. Not for the sheer volume, but the way how things are organized, lifted, constructed, and then set up. Here I got to see another friend Alise de Montmaidy. A glorious smile even if also part of the ant farm during set up, but a welcome embraced. Had to excuse myself for by this point my garb was def heavy with sweat from today activities. After a bit more assistance with guide ropes for the gate, and handing out portable holes for the wind wall, I had to excuse myself to have a shower. A long overdue shower. However, before I left I was gifted a snazzy pin as thank you for my service.
got cooled off with shower and sat at the Turkish coffee place for a cig. And attempted to capture my Thunder Wheel with the war banner behind it,
Long walk back to camp for hydration, relaxation, conversation, then coma
Stay tuned come after the weekend for more further entries