A weekend of fun and debauchery

Just a quick update to let you know we are not dead! We are still knee deep in flooring (2 rooms fully done now, one more to go!), but we took some time out this weekend to go to Connecticut for more tattooing and to attend the Renaissance Festival in Hebron, CT.

Chris got more work done on his Nightmare before Christmas leg sleeve and has the scars to prove it. I got a few little sailor sparrows–pics will come after we are done whining about the itchiness and soreness (and yes, that’s from the TATTOOS, not any other sort of debauchery–get yer minds out the gutter!).

This was the second time we’ve attended the Ren Faire in CT and it seems to be getting better. Though it was dreadfully cold and windy, we availed ourselves of some great shows. We saw some jousting, archery, and pirate brawls, along with some hilarious (and naughty!) shows. Some of which included a duet of “singing executioners” called Smee and Blogg, and a couple of dueling cassanovas called, quite adequately, The Duelists (their sword fights always seemed to get centered around sexual innuendo). The naughtiest and most hilarious act by far was the show put on by The Pope and Cardinal in their sing-along show. It would make nuns and monks blush for sure! It was neat to see everyone in character and the costumes were great. There was a ton of stuff to do and some good medieval eats (and thankfully, some traditional stuff. We wouldn’t have been able to eat otherwise as it mostly centered around meat!).

There was plenty for kids to do as well and some great artisan stuff–some of the stuff was your usual “fair” cheapy stuff, but there was a real blacksmith making swords and such on site, and a few talented costume-makers.

All in all I’d say we hadst ourselves a right lovely time. It was a good short break from our flooring weekends. We also got to briefly visit Chris’ parents; his mom berated us for getting tattoos while making us some homemade minestrone soup. I can handle berating if soup is involved…

Hope everyone is well and warm–love to all and more updates and pics to come (we owe you some major pics!)

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