Today my friend Jim and I braved the rigors of the 30 acre RenFest. We had decided on a limited itinerary, keeping in mind that we both have mobility limitations.* It was great! A perfect day weatherwise, wonderful music, an exciting joust, and in the middle of it all a little lie-down on a grassy sward on the padded waterproof blanket I brought along for just that purpose. it was a pause for the cause! Of my old musician friends there (I played and sang to the Renaissance lute and Celtic harp from the festival’s first year, in 1990 to 2000), I didn’t manage to catch my friend and fellow lutenist Craig Merlin Broers on camera. And this after he gave me his latest CD gratis! Such a mensch! Our itinerary was to first eat, then amble down to see The Roses perform, have a little lie-down time, get good seats at the joust, then end the day with my good friends Wenches A’Wailing. Here are some photos from the day….
*In fact, due to a flare-up of my arthritis and fibro, I was under orders for bed-rest 10 to 12 hours a day, which I did do the day before, and am doing today, the day after. The opportunity to go to ORF with Jim was just too tempting to resist!