In years past, I’ve wanted to go out to The Texas Renaissance Festival, but no one else wanted to go. I begged. I pleaded. I even bribed – and I went maybe twice in 8 years. So in August when Elaine first said that the H-Town Bloggers should go, I was immediately all for it. It was made even better because Mike wanted to go too – and I knew he would really enjoy it.
The first weekend we went, it rained – so we had the place practically all to ourselves. The second weekend was with the H-Town bloggers, and we had a great time. We spent a lot of time together, and so we didn’t see a lot of the shows. (Although Sound & Fury with Kathy and Tom was great!) So what did we decide to do this past Saturday? Go back for the closing weekend! Marcus was able to get more discount tickets at the last minute, so taking Jason to the Fest was cheaper then if we went to a movie!
We had an absolutely fantastic time. Last year when I went with Chelsey & Doug, we didn’t stop and listen to the music groups, which was something I missed. I knew that Mike would love them, and I was right. He pointed out the Flying Fish Sailors who had great voices and some rather funny songs. We had caught Tartanic’s late performance the weekend before, but it was nice to see their full show. Every time we went up there this year, I said I wanted to see Wyndnwyre, but with the rain and then the busy schedule – it just didn’t happen. I’ve loved their music since the first time I heard it years ago – I’ve had one of their tapes since 1992. Now I finally have some of their CDs and I am thrilled. Wonderful soothing music.
During the day the weather was perfect on Saturday – but it got pretty cold at night! I knew that I was already battling allergy problems, so we ended up not staying for dinner with Marcus. Ah well… next year. I had such a great time this year, I can’t wait to go back again! As an added bonus, the groups all play here in Houston – so I don’t have to wait a year to see them again! (Can I wear the lusty wench dress to the local bars where they perform? Think anyone would notice?) Wyndnwyre is playing at Dickens on the Strand this year – maybe I’ll finally go to Galveston for that this year! I’ve always wanted to go there!