I got home about 1:00 this morning from the Alafia River Rendezvous. We had fun, as usual, and the weather was pretty typical for that rendezvous: Hot, cold, wet, dry and windy. Yesterday we woke up and it was 35* in the tent. Luckily our friends had their stove going inside. They offered us coffee and a warm place to sit, and wound up feeding us breakfast too! That’s also typical of that rendezvous. We camp in the same area every year, and I know my Alafia neighbors better than some of my neighbors at home despite only seeing them one week a year (unless we run into them at another event).
I was able to refine my technique with a drop spindle, had my current story partially gutted by an expert in fur trade history, and have all but talked myself into buying a spinning wheel. Now I have smoky clothes to wash, luggage to air and put away, and writing to catch up on. My e-mail is cleared out, and that’s an accomplishment in itself.
Time to go make a cup of tea and start unpacking.