What an awesome event yesterday! The site was fantastic and there were plenty of activities for all to enjoy.
I had such a great time in the fencing scenarios and truly appreciate all the fencers letting me join them. I don’t remember the last time I laughed so hard at an event, especially in the last scenario when I actually started using the dagger I was holding…surprise :) It was so much fun that I think you guys may have me hooked! One of the amusing aspects was that Don Nigel had areas set aside for the spectators where they could throw “rocks” at the fencers. Unbeknownst to me,baron_larry snuck up and threw a rock, hitting me and quickly ending the second round of the day. That’s ok dear, I think it may be time for me to get qualified as a combat archer:)
There was an archery tournament during the day. lanome shot beautifully and won the tournament, even if she did torture poor Mickey in the process. It was a joy to watch all of the archers.
For the first time, we had equestrian activities at one of our Barony’s events. We really appreciated all the time and effort put into the travel and organization to make this possible. Court went really well. weezeld did a fantastic job as herald, eloquent as ever. siobhan1214's calligraphy was beautiful on the scrolls and we were most grateful for the delicious cranberry wine as well asmerricke’s fabulous ale.
It was a wonderful day to catch up with old friends as well. A couple from our household came down for the day, as well as a long-time friend we don’t get to usually spend enough time with.
It was truly a great event and I am most thankful to all who worked and participated in the event. Hopefully we can do this again next year.