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Monday, August 17, 2009

Over the weekend

Whew! Who turned up the heat? I guess I should be careful what I wish for. Temperatures soared this weekend into the high 80’s and with the humidity of 99% to 100% it felt more like the 90’s! Our good friend Carolyn was down visiting us from Rhode Island this weekend.

Even with the predicted heat we dressed up in our medieval garb and went to the Renaissance Faire. As you already know, I love dressing up for the Faire! Just a wench at heart I guess.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

I don’t know how they wore the clothing they did back then and not keel over from heat prostration! We managed to catch a few shows, have some libations and lunch and walk around a bit, but four hours was about all any of us could take of the sun and heat.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

I’m not sure why this guy they pulled out of the audience to assist Dextre was smiling. I don’t think I’d be smiling with a guy tossing fire brands over my head while squatting on my shoulders, would you?

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Then we came home and went to a resort where the three of us bowled; Rick and I played nine holes of golf and a game of table tennis; Rick went wake boarding on a ski-doo, participated in a bike race and played frisbee with a dog; and Carolyn flew an airplane around the island. Pretty cool, huh?

On Sunday we went to the Warwick farmer’s market. It was the most crowded I have ever seen it! What was strange was to see the varieties of apples and even a few pears showing up already. The summer-less summer has everything confused. We bought everything we needed for our pear salad for lunch right at the market. These plums looked yummy but we didn’t buy any. I just liked the way they looked.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


The rest of Sunday was spent floating around the pool. Heaven.

And, oh, in case you’re wondering about that great resort we went to on Saturday, you can check it out here:

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

We never had to leave our comfortable air-conditioned home!

Had you going, didn’t I?

Comments:

You did!  I was thinking “didn’t they just get back home?”  Too funny!

My son is working the pirate booth at the ren faire, and I have an inlaw who is THE WIZARD under the tree.

I had to pick up the kids on Saturday night and felt so bad for the wenches with all those layers on… although, they all looked beautiful!!

Sounds like a fab weekend - its a real tonic to have a break from routine.  Yep - I was taken in by all the activity!

Haha Jan and Joyce: gotcha!

Maggie, how very cool to have family members working the faire!

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