|Me and the kids at their first Pennsic,|
They were smaller then.
Last year's war was all about the weather which was very wet, featuring several of the most amazing thunderstorms I have ever seen. This year will probably be something different, though the weather service is saying the heat wave should break this weekend.
|Father and Daughter waiting out one of the |
numerous storms last year
For me one of the greatest things about Pennsic is that I don't hear phones ring for two whole weeks. Only people who have answered phones for a living can fully appreciate this I suspect. (The other greatest thing is that being in another state keeps me from being tempted by the endless stream of overtime at work. If I don't go away, I'll go in)Although its true that almost everyone, including myself has a phone in their pouch they are all on mute. It is considered the height of rudeness to have a phone go off in the wrong place and disrupt the illusion. The downside is the limited availability of Internet communications. There is a vendor providing such services for a fee, so I will probably get out a post or two, but the operative word here is fee.
Ironically, I know that while I am heading back to the Middle Ages, many of my fellow bloggers are header to the BlogHer conference where they will be focusing on more effective and creative electronic communications. At one point last year I was sitting in a tent waiting out a huge thunderstorm texting a friend who was waiting to get into a BlogHer forum. Strange juxtapositions.
So everyone, safe journeys wherever you go the rest of this month, and I will see you all in August.