I am headed out shortly for Austin.
This is the second season for a new Renaissance Faire and friends are gathering from all over the state. I expect a lot of drinking cider, rum and lambic. Good conversations and time spent catching up with friends that live in other areas. We'll probably pose for a lot of pictures and meet new people.
I was talking to the new coworker yesterday and was explaining the 'faire thing' to her. I know it sounds strange, maybe even weird, to some people, but I enjoy it. I have met some fantastic friends there and have been welcomed into their family.
How is this any different than people in any community that love to gather for horse shows, or tennis tournaments, for marching bands, for leather weekends, or bear weekends, or those that only hang out in the same bars every single weekend? I love the variety of people and interests that make up the human population.
Have a great weekend! Huzzah!