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Back from Egil's [May. 27th, 2008|07:47 pm]
We've returned from Egil's, the SCA camping event we always try to attend on Memorial Day weekend. It's down in southern Oregon, near Eugene. Beautiful wooded site with some roads and clearings which allows for a spread out event.

We met up with my sisters-in-law (witchofnovember and agentmiss). It used to be that the site was halfway in between where we lived. Now that we're in Seattle, not so much.

We didn't get a chance to attend last year. (Think about the timing...) This year it was noticeably smaller than 2006, almost as if gas prices had tripled since then. There was still a fair amount going on, though, and we all had a good time. Timothy got to wear a tunic and tabard that I hastily whipped out the week before, charm many strangers, remain relatively quiet during the night, and experience crawling in grass and mud for the first time.

At some later point, ideally when I've got photos to accompany them, I'll post some more details. I took some classes on wool, learned two ways to make felt, and even made a felt rat using just a needle. Got a chance to do some cooking over the campfire on Sunday. Got thwarted by rain when attempting to cook over the campfire on Saturday; attempting to prepare a whole chicken using only a propane camping stove is quite a challenge. And perhaps sometime I'll go into the Making of Wool Rodents, Frying a Chicken in Twelve Uneasy Steps, the Dilemma of the Two Air Mattresses, or the Curious Case of the Vanishing Cyclist.

(I don't know why I've gone all Holmes-ian at the end, there. Perhaps I'm moving forward through the centuries back to the present.)

Regardless, hope everyone else had a good weekend!

[User Picture]From: ashkitty
2008-05-28 04:47 am (UTC)
Oooh, sorry I missed you! Glad you had a good time!
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[User Picture]From: dustykat
2008-05-28 06:24 am (UTC)
Went motocross racin and had a great time.

But I did win the Egils Ithrotir one spring oh so long ago. I even have the hand made wool cloak to prove it.


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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-05-28 08:25 pm (UTC)
I read your moto update and admit that, really, I know nothing about motorcross. Sounds like you had a good time of it, though, so cheers! :)

Winning an Egil's competition is no easy feat, either. Very cool.
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[User Picture]From: agentmiss
2008-05-29 06:44 am (UTC)
Once I'm not tired and running out of brain power, I'll post and/or send you the pictures. There are some really good ratty pics! By the by, you do know that the site was never really all that much in the middle and is now closer to you guys by about half? Not that it's going to be faster with the grandparent toll bridge to get past Portland, but shorter...
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[User Picture]From: mothermonster
2008-05-30 04:42 am (UTC)

grandparent toll bridge

yer dang tooting you've got to pass the GP Toll Bridge and pay the price!! Have a muffin before you leave, and give the babe a kiss!!
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