Friday, August 22, 2014

Bittersweet Memories

This will be the first year since 2004 - 9 years - that we've missed opening weekend of The Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD

This will be the first year in 10 years that we haven't attended.

Yes you heard that right.  We're not going this year.  With the move, the impending foreclosure on the house in Maryland, and other expenses, we just can't justify it.

It's hard being an adult.

I will miss the smells.  I will miss the leaves 'raining' on me during the autumn.  I will miss the smiles, the laughter, the hugs, the kisses.  I will miss the lovely wenches loving up on my husband.  I will miss the dressup, the pretend, the parading around the site, drinking out of a wooden mug and eating food that you just normally wouldn't (like food on a stick).

I will miss the friends.

However, as time marches on, sometimes difficult decisions are made.  As Jon said, we have a new life now.

Perhaps next year.  Or maybe not.  We will see where life takes us next year.

the photo above is from the side of The Dragon's Lair looking up towards The Dragon Inn.  A favorite spot of ours - just across from the elephants.  Good times and good friends and the fondest of memories.

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