I got to see 2 out of 3 grandkids. We all got to go to the local Renaissance Faire and drool over fine jewelry, meat pies, jousting and the best people watching on Earth. People outdid themselves with Steampunk attire, fairy wings, metal wire woven into elf ears, fancy masks and strange weaponry.
I did a little juggling and worked with the juggling sticks. I bumped into one of my belly dancing students Jenna, who now runs her own dance studio. I met her friend Gina, who also teaches belly dancing, and met her daughter who is growing like a weed. I saw another face painter named Theresa. She had the face painting booth at the faire, where I've worked before but that was years ago.
|Face Painter Fayme Harper|
|Fancy dancing at the San Luis Obispo Renaissance Faire|
|The Greenman makes an appearance.|
|At the Renaissance Faire|
|My grandson in the pirate tunic I made for him.|
|My granddaughter's first Renaissance Faire|
|Double Crown Dancers do a sword dance.|
I'm hoping to move back here some day.
Yesterday I saw a real deer walking past a fake deer. My daughter's house is nestled under oak trees.
I got to make a pirate outfit for my grandson to wear to the fair. My granddaughter also got a hat I made a few weeks ago. I started another monster hat for my grandson. He enjoyed trying to play my mandolin. And my granddaughter is a sweet little thing who is teething and still happy most of the time. I hate leaving them, but I need to get on with the rest of my vacation in Southern CA. I'm catching a train in an hour or two.
Oh and I almost forgot, my daughter signed up for ariel silks class. I got to watch her open workout class. It was full of advanced students hanging from long streams of lycra from the ceiling of a industrial workspace. It was like being in fairy tale land.
Time to get the two year old ready for the ride to the train station. I wish he could go too. He loves trains.
|When my daughter's were little I made them hats like this.|
|Maggie in the hat I knitted.|