[SCA-AE] Re: rain at pensic
Orilee.Ireland-delfs at xerox.com
Mon Jul 31 10:10:03 EDT 2006
And there are novel ways of entertaining yourself during the wet times
at Pennsic - as long as it isn't thundering and lightening, or
attempting to send your tent into the next county. For example,
mudsurfing and puddle jumping : )
We had a rainstorm during a camping event (not Pennsic) where after
weeks of really dry weather, it just poured! My eldest daughter, who
was about 3 1/2 at the time, asked if she could play in the rain and I
saw no reason to not let her (it was just rain, no thunder or anything).
She had the most fun splashing around in the water and puddles, got
soaked to the skin but was very happy. I really felt sorry for the
other parents who were doing their best to keep their kids inside tents,
dry and entertained whereas the better bet would have been to take off
their shoes and socks and let them go!
Who has always wondered what people thought went they found a dome tent
sitting in the tree or on their front lawn, where it had floated from
Pennsic on a wind.
>From: sca-aethelmearc-bounces at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
>[mailto:sca-aethelmearc-bounces at lists.andrew.cmu.edu] On
>Behalf Of Yvianne
>Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 9:48 AM
>To: discussion at aethelmearc.org
>Subject: [SCA-AE] Re: rain at pensic
>I actually like when it rains for a day or two at Pennsic.
>Things slow down
>a bit. I don't go out and about too much in the pouring rain
>unless I need
>to be somewhere. I use the time in camp to tidy things up,
>work on a project
>(usually something I've just learned in a class and was trying
>to make time
>to experiment with) or just sit around with friends and enjoy the
>medievalness of our vacation :-)
>Take extra shoes ... It's bad enough taking a soggy pair of
>shoes off when
>you turn in for the evening, but having to put them back on in
>is even worse. Shhh, don't tell anyone ;-) but I have a pair
>sandals that I wear sometimes. If they get wet or muddy I just
>wipe them off
>and they are clean and dry when I need to put them on again.
>We learned from our first leaky tent - always have extra tarps
>on hand. You
>can throw one over a mundane tent and stake it at the corners
>for a truly
>weatherproof rain fly or throw it over anything inside a
>period pavilion if
>it's leaking. There are oodles of other uses too.
>Damp Pennsic has a unique, organic scent. We burn incense and
>candles in our pavilion. The boys have modern nylon tents so they use
>And regardless of the weather... remember this is your
>vacation. Have fun
>and stay safe :-)
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