I’ve had an enjoyable week here in Fairburn. More time to read, work on various projects, and get Cas spick and span now that I’m not having to drive state to state every weekend. The weather has been gorgeous too, highs in the 70’s, and I almost hate to say it for fear of jinxing myself, but the infamous southeastern humidity has yet to set in for summer.
Between writing yesterday I took a break to walk around the festival grounds and stretch my legs.
It’s very odd being at a renaissance festival during the week when nobody is there. Like one of those ghost towns I found out in South Dakota last summer, but instead of being run down it’s in great shape. It’s as though all of the inhabitants of a small village (because that’s really what it looks like) decided to leave one day for no good reason, it’s a bit eerie.
Or, it would be a bit eerie if it hadn’t been the middle of a bright and cloudless day, and there hadn’t been birds singing of spring and squirrels chastising me from the trunks of trees for interrupting their midday meal.
After a leisurely stroll to the front gate and back I head out the rear of the fest grounds and back to my little RV to get back to work. What am I working on? Well it’s a secret for now. Given how a full-timer’s plans are so often written in jello, I don’t want to spill the beans yet in case something happens to delay the project again.
One fun bit of news though, next week you’ll all be coming along with me vicariously for a few days in the Great Smoky Mountains! Julie has vacation from work that week because Student day at the festival is next Tuesday – where school age kids are brought out to the fest on a sort of field trip. As soon as that is done we’ll be hopping in her more fuel efficient car and striking north for three nights of tent camping adventure.
What about all of you, with spring finally in the air, are you heading out anywhere this weekend?
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