Am taking a personal micro-vacation this weekend… sans wifey, unfortunately, but still, it will be Good ™. I’m going to a… I guess you could call it a “themed camping event,” called “Crossroads in Time,” with a bunch of folks doing living history. There’s no set venue, b/c the US LH community is so diverse and fragmented. Instead, it’s late medieval (1300-1500). I’ll be going as a servientes to Istvan Lackfi, Voivode of Transylvania, during the Neopolitan Succession Wars… roughly 1354.
Pictures should follow. The plan is to play backgammon, drink beer, shoot at the clout (long-range archery), and learn to do interesting things with rope, while enjoying the air in southwest Utah. So far, it looks like the weather is going to cooperate… highs in the mid-90s, lows in the mid-50s.
I did a LOT of living history when I was in Hungary, taking part in shows, the occasional television program, and a ton of lectures delivered to schoolkids, so while it’s sad that I don’t get to drag the wife along, it’s profoundly relieving that I actually get to use some of the equipment that I’ve got all over the place for the purpose. Plus, the guy hosting this is doing this as part of his “let’s make my mid-deployment vacation memorable,” so I really have to do it up right so he has lots of cool photos to show off once he gets back to his unit.