[SCA-Dance] KWDS report (What I Did on my Summer Vacation...)

David Learmonth david.a.learmonth at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 19:07:24 EDT 2009

I just wanted to comment that if you do drive a lot, then mainland US (or
Canada) is easier / cheaper (if you have a car full), that Europe.  But
point taken otherwise.   :)


On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 7:00 PM, bfg1 <bfgus at verizon.net> wrote:

> Hamilton, ON was no more difficult (USA customs aside) or expensive than
> going anywhere within the USA. For those on the East Coast of the USA,
> Europe may be cheaper and less travel time than a trip to some parts of the
> USA's west coast. The only kingdom that is at a considerable distance for
> the majority of us in the Middle, East, and Ealdormere Kingdoms is Lochac.
> So for people in these Kingdoms to put a trip to Canada on the same par as
> Lochac doesn't make sense to me. To me, traveling to Canada and Europe is
> no
> different than traveling to somewhere in the USA. The one difference for
> Europe that some may be concerned about is handling the different language.
> I do not know German, French, or Dutch yet traveling to those areas has not
> been a problem because there are so many people in the business', including
> taxis, that speak English. I have encountered many kind, helpful, and
> patient people on my trips to Europe as opposed to a recent trip within the
> USA where some of the hotel staff were downright rude (not that this can't
> happen in other countries). My point is that traveling to Europe is no
> different whether it be travel time, financial, or getting around transit
> systems or towns. Albeit, travel time is very dependent on what part of the
> USA you live. I suggest that Europe and especially Canada not be put in a
> "them" category. Lochac requires more travel time and expense so I can see
> not wanting to have the KWDS there more than 1 out of 4 events ;)
> Relative to participation from overseas, Del comes from Lochac to many
> events within the USA and Canada. Others traveled with him from Lochac to
> the KWDS this year. And the KWDS was better off for having them all there.
> Many from the Kingdom of Lochac also travel to Pennsic each year. I wonder
> how amused (or upset) the dancers in Drachenwald and Lochac are at the
> discussions that are ongoing.
> Relative to the ongoing discussion, I hope we can move beyond the "us" vs
> "them" location. I suggest the question be directed at who is willing and
> has enough volunteers to host it.
> Enjoying the dance!
> Gus

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