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Title: LET THE COUNTDOWN.... BEGIN!
Post by: fairieimp on December 31, 2010, 03:20:50 PM
I've just put a countdown timer for GaRF in my dashboard on my mac... it says there are:

3 months and 16 days left!

:D :D :D :D :D

Hope to see you all there!
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on January 02, 2011, 09:38:33 PM
woooo hoooooo i'll be there at least once this year if not twice or three times
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Post by: Tammy on January 04, 2011, 11:59:45 AM
I'm hoping for three visits this year!
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Post by: LadyHawkeontheHill on January 13, 2011, 08:58:10 PM
I have plans to visit GARF this year also. Not sure when, but I will be there!
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Post by: BamaWoodsman on January 31, 2011, 09:09:19 AM
I should be there every weekend this year, possibly working for Crimson Chain.  Should know for sure soon.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again. And of course meeting more of you and those I missed last year. 
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Post by: amy on January 31, 2011, 01:57:02 PM
Ok.. I think I have you Georgia folks figured out now!  I plan to get there at least twice, probably opening and closing.  I will come completely prepared to exhaust myself eating drinking and merry making!  Y'all do it up well!
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on January 31, 2011, 03:43:48 PM
come on over amy there is plenty of merry making and food and great grounds to roam
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Post by: Eric the Ugly on February 01, 2011, 10:33:50 PM
faireimp, you started the countdown on Dec 31st? Are you serious?  -lol- :D

Ahh...well...all I have to do is try and figure out some garb for me or my gal...then the time should run out before I know it!  :P
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Post by: Lady Catherine on February 05, 2011, 09:44:46 PM
I hope to be there opening and closing weekends as well, lady amy!

first weekend, with cousinsm and friends from Indy( our french ambassadors) we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary with a renewal!

closing weekend, returning with a gaggle of fairies again! ( hopefully unleashing my new 2011 chracter on the unsuspecting GARFers!)

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Post by: fairieimp on February 05, 2011, 10:22:11 PM
COUNTDOWN UPDATE:


2 MONTHS AND 11 DAYS!!!!
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D



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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on February 07, 2011, 08:19:56 AM
Yeaaaaaaa
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Post by: BamaWoodsman on February 09, 2011, 02:14:14 PM
Got the news today. I'll definitely be working at Crimson Chain this season, so everyone thats makes it this way be sure to say hello.

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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on February 10, 2011, 07:55:32 AM
will do that
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Post by: fairieimp on February 10, 2011, 05:23:13 PM
I'm working at Sandlar or the jewelry place in the church this year. Look for me either place. :)
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Post by: Avidd on February 23, 2011, 04:15:08 PM
I'm gonna be there opening weekend! ;D

52 days till then.
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on February 24, 2011, 07:38:33 AM
yeaaaaaa opening weekend here i come
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Post by: fairieimp on March 01, 2011, 08:59:28 AM
1 MONTH AND 15 DAYS!!!!! 
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

-ahem-
 :)
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Post by: amy on March 01, 2011, 09:53:14 AM
Oh Lordy... and the dress fabric is still folded neatly on the work table...  Not a bead out of the bags yet!  Yikes
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on March 01, 2011, 10:27:54 AM
time i try everything on again with new items an items that didn't change time to dust things off and get ready to go.
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Post by: fairieimp on March 04, 2011, 09:01:55 PM
Mine is still in my drawer! I'm saving up for some more Moresca. I need to finish my outfit! :D (and possibly buy another pair of Sandlars!)
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Post by: amy on March 09, 2011, 03:39:44 PM
OK..  Just booked my room at the Wyndham using the offer from the GARF website.  Not a bad deal AT ALL.   Now I am REALLY counting the minutes.
37 DAYS
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Post by: fairieimp on March 15, 2011, 02:25:30 PM
31 DAYS!!

:D with warmer weather headed this way, it won't be long now!

did anyone notice that the washing well wenches aren't going to be here this season? i thought that was odd. they've been at the faire for a while now. 
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on March 16, 2011, 08:31:50 AM
what why aren't the washing well wenches going to be there?

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Post by: Eric the Ugly on March 16, 2011, 03:41:30 PM
Meh.
Things change.
I can't think of a single act/performer that's still there since I started attending in '88. Heck, comparing the fest from around '97 to the fest of as recent as, say, '07 isn't even the same.
Things change.

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Post by: Raibeart OShea on March 24, 2011, 06:24:54 AM
Memorial Day weekend can't get here soon enough.  My Lady and I are getting our garb together already...
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Post by: amy on March 25, 2011, 12:09:46 PM
Ok... Only 28 days to finish the dresses... 28 days to decide what goes in the basket... 28 days to pack the suitcases...
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Post by: fairieimp on March 25, 2011, 11:34:25 PM
are you coming second weekend? 'cause it's only 21 days (or 3 weeks!) until opening day! :D
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Post by: amy on March 26, 2011, 01:02:28 PM
Oh my God...    My failure to do simple math lost me a week of work time.   Thank you for the correction!  Yikes!  See you on the 16th!
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Post by: fairieimp on April 01, 2011, 08:43:15 PM
TWO WEEKS!!!!!


  :D :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D


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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 02, 2011, 08:53:27 AM
yea!!!!!!!!!
 now scrambling to peice together my best friends costume before opening day
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Post by: Eric the Ugly on April 02, 2011, 03:23:34 PM
Yikes. Please let The Girl's bodice arrive in time!  :o
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Post by: bittersweetheart on April 03, 2011, 12:15:17 PM
Yikes. Please let The Girl's bodice arrive in time!  :o

I agree! That would be fantastic. *fingers crossed*

April 16th is coming quickly :)
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Post by: amy on April 04, 2011, 03:43:52 PM
I don't know if I want the 16th to hurry and get here or slow down and let me finish the dress!   but my Escort has 2 new shirts to wear with his kilt!      I can't wait to see everyone.    Should we plan to find the crew at the front gate for a picture or something we can post?
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Post by: bittersweetheart on April 04, 2011, 07:10:05 PM
Yikes. Please let The Girl's bodice arrive in time!  :o

Yea! The bodice is shipped!!! Can not wait. :)
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 05, 2011, 08:06:16 AM
I can't wait for the 16th to get here but in the same time the hunt for a peasant shirt is continueous
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Post by: bittersweetheart on April 05, 2011, 02:31:29 PM
11 and 1/2 days left ;D I couldn't be more please! Well, if the 16th was tomorrow, than maybe I would be.
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Post by: LadyHawkeontheHill on April 05, 2011, 06:22:43 PM
Looking forward to opening weekend and visiting GARF for the first time!
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Post by: amy on April 06, 2011, 11:33:42 AM
Looking foward to seeing you LadyHawk!  We will be mixing and milling outside the gates before cannon.  I hope I spot you for a pic!
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Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 08, 2011, 07:01:13 AM
I am a little upset that our plans for a weekend attending the festivities has been upset, and reduced to what appears to be now just a day trip on opening day. The costs incurred with a long term visit currently warranted a reassessment of our initial plans due to the machinations of those who would profess to lead this great land. I shall be looking for those pilgrims (six to be exact) who are familiar with the Following Orders thread and who made a journey of four hours or more to attend our annual event in Fairhaven.

Safe travels to all.

Dv

Warrior Monk
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Post by: amy on April 08, 2011, 10:31:34 AM
For however long you are able to be there the Shire will be all the better for having you WarriorMonk.  I will watch for you and yours to wish you a great season (and check out the red threads if possible)    Be Well!
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 08, 2011, 04:00:48 PM
look for my black hat with the gold roses and blue lace trim
i may have friends with me opening weekend with a few little ones
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Post by: LadyHawkeontheHill on April 08, 2011, 07:06:36 PM
Looking foward to seeing you LadyHawk!  We will be mixing and milling outside the gates before cannon.  I hope I spot you for a pic!

Indeed! Shall I be able to spot you by your plaid? I will be in my green high-collared corset and green skirt. I will also be bringing a very tall newbie pirate. We shall be there before opening cannon.
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Post by: LadyHawkeontheHill on April 08, 2011, 07:11:55 PM
I am a little upset that our plans for a weekend attending the festivities has been upset, and reduced to what appears to be now just a day trip on opening day. The costs incurred with a long term visit currently warranted a reassessment of our initial plans due to the machinations of those who would profess to lead this great land. I shall be looking for those pilgrims (six to be exact) who are familiar with the Following Orders thread and who made a journey of four hours or more to attend our annual event in Fairhaven.

Safe travels to all.

Dv



Warrior Monk


Even tho I am not of the six, I will have driven 10 hours to get to Fairhaven... Does that count?
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Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 08, 2011, 10:10:19 PM
Even tho I am not of the six, I will have driven 10 hours to get to Fairhaven... Does that count?

M'Lady, the "Six" refers only to the number of unique faire favors I will bring. 10 hours would definitely qualify you for one.  ;D
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Post by: Lady Catherine on April 08, 2011, 10:48:05 PM
ONE WEEK TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: fairieimp on April 09, 2011, 08:26:41 AM
ONE WEEK TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!

ONE WEEK TODAY!!! i just checked the forecast. and tentatively there is very small chance of showers on saturday with a high of 69, and sunday, sunny with a high of 72! perfect weather for opening weekend! (though we all know how forecasts in georgia tend to change dramatically in the course of a week)
I will either be at Ancient Arts Jewelry or at Son of Sandlar. Check for me at both locals. :) see you guys on Saturday! :)
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Post by: LadyHawkeontheHill on April 09, 2011, 10:22:29 PM
Even tho I am not of the six, I will have driven 10 hours to get to Fairhaven... Does that count?

M'Lady, the "Six" refers only to the number of unique faire favors I will bring. 10 hours would definitely qualify you for one.  ;D

Ooo, huzzah!
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Post by: amy on April 11, 2011, 09:31:43 AM
Wha Hoo for tall pirates!   Good Girl!    Not wearing the plaids this year, I am attempting to be ready with the new silver gray court gown.   Not sure if it will be walking by Saturday so the back up is wine and gold. 
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Post by: BamaWoodsman on April 11, 2011, 11:00:13 AM
Yippee the time is nearly upon us.  I will be working Crimson Chain so look for me there, and my wife will either be there with me or working at The Peacock Tea Room, not sure about which this weekend.
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 11, 2011, 01:02:53 PM
I can't wait i'm so excited. at the moment it looks like there will be three of us possibly a fourth i don't know yet.
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Post by: bittersweetheart on April 11, 2011, 02:40:49 PM
I am completely stoked about opening day. FOUR MORE DAYS!!! Yea! I am hoping the weather remains in good spirits.

Eric The Ugly, one of my besties, and a friend from school may be joining us. :)

And I can not wait to wear my new bodice, which is absolutely beautiful. Thank you, Eric for such a grand Valentine's gift. :)
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Post by: Lady Catherine on April 11, 2011, 03:46:28 PM
yay!! the wedding renewal stuff is ALMOST done!! whoot!!

we will be there saturday with four other nobles in tow!! whoot! you will not be able to miss up! I am in gold and burgundy w/ new french hood with an embroidered golden veil. hunny is in new elizabethan black and gold striped doublet and black pumpkin pants. be sure to say hello, as i may not be able to see you very well.
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Post by: LadyDracolich on April 11, 2011, 04:57:18 PM
I haven't decided if I'm going to go this weekend or not... I'll probably know by Thursday night.  LOL  It'll be last minute, as always! ;)
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Post by: Eric the Ugly on April 11, 2011, 07:11:04 PM
Wow. The weather looks like it's going to be the coolest day I've experienced at Ren Fest since the fall festival. A high of 64?!?  :o
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Post by: bittersweetheart on April 12, 2011, 11:51:51 AM
Wow. The weather looks like it's going to be the coolest day I've experienced at Ren Fest since the fall festival. A high of 64?!?  :o

Well, the weather looks like it's back to where it was a few days ago. High of 71, and 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms. I am praying bad weather away. But, see, we have gone before with those weather perdictions before, and the day was remarkably beautiful. So, who knows what the outcome will be.
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 12, 2011, 01:28:07 PM
heads up yall they are working on our exit again.....
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Post by: bittersweetheart on April 12, 2011, 05:12:25 PM
heads up yall they are working on our exit again.....


That's a bummer. I did not notice any construction, while on my drive this morning to school, which is the same exit.
Where is it located exactly?
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Post by: Eric the Ugly on April 12, 2011, 05:15:26 PM
heads up yall they are working on our exit again.....


That's a bummer. I did not notice any construction, while on my drive this morning to school, which is the same exit.
Where is it located exactly?

It won't matter for us, babe, since we don't use the exit, seeing as how we're coming from so nearby we don't use the highway. We're only on back roads and such for our few minute trip.
Besides, they were working on the exit last year and you and I went on opening day and there was virtually no traffic. Maybe the work on the exit was keeping all the folks who were on the highway from jamming up that last road. So...sucks for them...works for us.  :P ;)
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Post by: Avidd on April 13, 2011, 04:33:51 AM
3 DAYS!!!
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Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 13, 2011, 06:45:30 AM
3 DAYS!!!

So little time, and still so many decisions to make.....like what to wear: cappa or surcoat, great helm or Norman, kite or heater, white with red or black with white? And don't even get me started on "Honey.....does this sword belt make me look fat?"

I did manage to get the six special favors completed.... ;D
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 13, 2011, 11:03:43 AM
warrior what is taking you so long to decide my friend.
i got all dressed up last saturday morning to make sure it all went together nicely which i believe it did.
i change something on my costume every year.
as for my entourage i'm not sure about at this moment. one may or may not come or meet us another isn't sure the husband is going to baby sit and she doesn't want to drag the two toddlers so look for me weather or not i have anyone with me is apparently up in the air
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Post by: amy on April 13, 2011, 11:18:20 AM
I am right there will all of the rest of you on getting garb ready.   I even played hookie from work this morning to sew.  Shame on me.  Lets hope I get it done enought to wear Saturday.   I start driving in 28 hours!!!   Please let us have clear skies and temps in the mid 70s. 

WM, I can loan you a bum roll if you want to prop up that sword belt
!
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Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 13, 2011, 12:09:26 PM
WM, I can loan you a bum roll if you want to prop up that sword belt!

 :o :o :o


I actually have what I'm going to be wearing already picked out, but every time I walk past the DRAPER room, something calls to me.... ???
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Post by: fairieimp on April 13, 2011, 02:16:39 PM
Look for me at Ancient Arts Jewelry this year! :) (and for those of you who have met my boyfriend, look for him at Son of Sandlar!)

I can't believe its just THREE DAYS away! :D
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 13, 2011, 02:30:58 PM
Yeaaaaaa if you spot me please do speak I can be a little shy and don't remember all who is suposed to come
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Post by: BamaWoodsman on April 13, 2011, 02:44:57 PM
I'll try to speak up if I see you pass by Crimson Chain.
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Post by: bittersweetheart on April 13, 2011, 09:20:22 PM
I am horrible at recognizing folks or names, etc. I hope I don't seem rude if I look at someone funny and make a fool of myself.  fairieimp- I think you assisted Eric and me last season at Son of Sandler. Sadly, I was not able to save up enough funds for a pair. Boo.

I am totally stoked and ready for faire!!! Two more days and a few hours!!! Yey!
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Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 14, 2011, 02:06:12 PM
Even tho I am not of the six, I will have driven 10 hours to get to Fairhaven... Does that count?

M'Lady, the "Six" refers only to the number of unique faire favors I will bring. 10 hours would definitely qualify you for one.  ;D

BTW- Sister Militissa in the Frati della Beata Gloriosa Vergine Mari, you are entitled to one as well, for putting up with us on the thread for so long.  ;)
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 14, 2011, 02:41:02 PM
thanks wm I'm honored i honestly need to make favors but every idea i storm up for my unique self fizzles
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Post by: Lady Catherine on April 14, 2011, 07:54:16 PM
hi all!

i am trying to buy my tix online, but having an issue. I look  under the BOGO tab, then it appears that they charge me for all four of the tickets.

has anyone had experience with purchasing online??

thanks!
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Post by: Eric the Ugly on April 14, 2011, 08:03:20 PM
hi all!

i am trying to buy my tix online, but having an issue. I look  under the BOGO tab, then it appears that they charge me for all four of the tickets.

has anyone had experience with purchasing online??

thanks!

I seem to recall there were folks with a similar issue and it being discussed here last year... but I'm not sure where. I'll see if I can find it...


Also, it looks like GA's Rain-Just-And-Only-On-Days-You-Want-To-Do-Something-But-Only-During-GARF-Season is off to a great start. Lots of rain expected through Fri., all night Fri night/Sat. morn, not stopping until probably around 8am-ish. So...only after it's turned the entire place into a heaving mud pit.  >:(
All the curse words in existence verbalized louder than anything this universe has ever experienced still do not suffice.
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Post by: LadyHawkeontheHill on April 14, 2011, 08:55:31 PM
Oh Good! I also have trouble recognizing people and remembering names! But I've been studying hard and I think I'm ready!

I did the BOGO thing and had no trouble, not sure how to tell you what you did incorrectly tho, if anything.
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 15, 2011, 08:41:36 AM
ok what i understand looking at Garenfest.com is you go into the purchase tickets online then it gives you several options the last should be the 2for1 
tell them you want one that should get you both in on one ticket
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Post by: amy on April 15, 2011, 10:02:13 AM
There is a selection for opening weekend tickets as I recall.  I just bought 1/2 of what I needed and expect them to double it at the gate when I turn in my printed sheet.

As for the mud... NO NO NO... I won't have it.  I just put a ribbon gard on the hem of my dress and I don't want to drag it through the mud and have to do it all again when I get home!  thinking I may need to bring a light shawl for the mornings. 

And everyone who doesn't use their real name on the boards ... well, don't be surprised if I call you by your board name then!  Or just say, " I think I know you!" and give you a hug!
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Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 15, 2011, 10:33:15 AM
As for the mud... NO NO NO... I won't have it.  I just put a ribbon gard on the hem of my dress and I don't want to drag it through the mud and have to do it all again when I get home!  thinking I may need to bring a light shawl for the mornings. 

Lady Amy, perhaps you should retain possession of that "bum" roll. As I understand their use, if you double stack them :P, you might actually raise the lower end of your attire from trailing in the mud. ;D And aren't you traveling with a Scot? Don't they love mud? ;)

Mud- it builds character
Mud-it's what's for Renfest
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Post by: Manwariel on April 15, 2011, 02:18:18 PM
I'll be there both tomorrow and Sunday this weekend with my boyfriend (it'll be his first time at a Ren. faire. We made matching costumes).
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Post by: LadyDracolich on April 15, 2011, 03:35:11 PM
And I won't be going this weekend.  My Spaniard is out of town racing sailboats and I have a luncheon to make an appearance at on Saturday.  Enjoy and I'll see everyone another weekend! :)
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Post by: amy on April 15, 2011, 09:58:31 PM
We are here and checked in at the hotel!  Already bumped into one freindly and familiar face!  Hope to see more soon.  Someone please turn off this rain!!
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Post by: bittersweetheart on April 16, 2011, 02:06:31 AM
The tornado siren just went off, or maybe it was to warn of the severe storm coming through, but this rain has got to stop. Looks like it should clear up by the time faire opens. Hope the grounds are not horrible flooded or excessively muddy. We are still planning on making it, and we are hoping to be chipper considering neither Eric or I will have had much sleep. Eric's out on the roads working as I type. Boo.

Hope all are sleeping sounds. Hopefully we will see you soon. :)
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Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 16, 2011, 04:44:54 AM
Aaaahh witness the power of prayer. Weather looks to be good now. Will miss opening gate, but will arrive before noon. Pax vobiscum pilgrims and friends.

Ref: http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/ii245/Warrior_Monk/?action=view&current=GARF2011Movie.mp4
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Post by: fairieimp on April 16, 2011, 08:40:18 PM
My real name is Meg. My boyfriend asks that you please not go to Sandlar looking for me. I'm right up from there in the Ancient Arts Jewelry booth.
Thanks.
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Post by: bittersweetheart on April 16, 2011, 10:35:00 PM
Aaaahh witness the power of prayer. Weather looks to be good now. Will miss opening gate, but will arrive before noon. Pax vobiscum pilgrims and friends.

Ref: http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/ii245/Warrior_Monk/?action=view&current=GARF2011Movie.mp4

LOVE IT! And it worked!!! :)

The weather was amazingly beautiful!!! Opening day was pleasant minus the fact that Eric and I hardly made it through the day with NO SLEEP what-so-ever. By the end of the day, Eric had been awake over 26 hours, and I had been awake over 36 hours. Boo. No sleep equaled the grumps, but over all the day was sweet. I really wish the faire was open earlier and later into the evening. I need more than seven hours of the time warp experience.
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Post by: Eric the Ugly on April 17, 2011, 02:31:13 PM
Aaaahh witness the power of prayer. Weather looks to be good now. Will miss opening gate, but will arrive before noon. Pax vobiscum pilgrims and friends.

Ref: http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/ii245/Warrior_Monk/?action=view&current=GARF2011Movie.mp4

Ha ha ha! Nice use of Christopher Lee from A&E's Ivanhoe (1997)! Love that version.  :)
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 17, 2011, 09:30:25 PM
meg i did see you but you were busy so i didn't try to stop and talk
Manriel did you walk up to me and speak and keep going?
wm it was wonderful to meet you and your wife
Lady Hawk on the hill it was nice to meet you
Amy it was nice to see you as well
Bama it was nice to talk to you as well.

Eric and bittersweet if i saw you and didn't say hello i'm sorry i missed you two

I'm sorry i missed Tartanic last year but i'm glad i heard them this year. I'm in Love with thier music

i Hope that i will get to return later in the season but we shall see
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Post by: amy on April 18, 2011, 11:15:58 AM
Oh We had soooo much fun.  It was amazingly beautiful sunshine and so comfortabel to be in garb.   Looks like it is going to be a terrific year!   I saw: Aavid,  Lady Christina, Bama and his bride, LadyHawkontheHill and Jim, fairieimp and Sean, and so many more new freindly faces.   Can not wait to come back with Sarah for closing weekend.   Thank you all for making this such a great weekend!  I hope everyone took pictures to post!  I'll try to get mine up tonight!
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Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 18, 2011, 12:12:44 PM
wm it was wonderful to meet you and your wife

Wife? What wife? I was escorting a Pagan princess through the lands of Fairehaven, as is the founding charter for Warrior Monks.... :P ;) ;D
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Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 18, 2011, 12:14:39 PM
I saw: Aavid,  Lady Christina, Bama and his bride, LadyHawkontheHill, [Someone missing?] and Jim, fairieimp and Sean, and so many more new freindly faces.   

 :o ??? :'(
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Post by: BamaWoodsman on April 18, 2011, 02:11:28 PM
It was great seeing everybody I was able to speak to.   It was a completely different feel working instead of just wandering around. 

-WM I believe I saw you pass by a couple of times but it seemed like I was with a customer on both occasions. 
-Amy it was lovely talking to you as always.
-Lady Christina it was good to see you again and be sure to stop by if you come back out.
-Eric and Bittersweetheart I think y'all came into our shop but I may be mistaken, if you come back out be sure say hello. You may have to knock me upside the head, but please use something soft. 
-Avidd, good to see you as always and I'll let you know if/when we decide on LaRF.
-Meg we'll see you next weekend, maybe we will have more time to chat then. 

Also for anyone I missed and any one else who comes out, my wife and I are in the Crimson Chain shop most of the day and both of will have our R/F pins on.  She is easy to find since she's the only female working the booth and usually has her pin at the cleavage level.  Mine is pretty much always at the belt buckle level. So look for us and get our attention, we both love to talk.
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Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 18, 2011, 03:16:16 PM
-WM I believe I saw you pass by a couple of times but it seemed like I was with a customer on both occasions. 

Brother, did you not offer me advice on boots? If not, beware, for there is surely a doppleganger within the confines of Fairhaven!! ;D
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Post by: amy on April 18, 2011, 04:37:16 PM
Yes, WM!   Huge glaring pink elephant missing in my list!!!      You were a most illusive cat to catch this weekend and I failed miserably!

BWAHAHA.. I just saw Bama's  "cleavage and belt buckle" comment.   Funny!   and here all this time I have been looking at their faces!
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 18, 2011, 09:31:17 PM
amy don't feel bad apparently you can spend the whole day on the opposite side of the faire from someone and never see them.
i did the other year i never once saw WM or anyone else. except for meg i think i see her everytime i go
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Post by: fairieimp on April 19, 2011, 08:16:34 AM
Anyone going to be there this weekend?
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Post by: Avidd on April 19, 2011, 04:58:53 PM
Anyone going to be there this weekend?


Yep!  coming back this weekend.
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Post by: Lady Catherine on April 19, 2011, 07:13:39 PM
Hi ya'll!!

I was so happy to get to see everyone on Saturday!
 Bama, I will see you kast weekend as Bella the troll! you won't miss her!
 Manwriel, It was nice to meet you!  Finally, the face to go with the wonderful pictures!
 Lady Amy, LOVE the new garb!! see you REALLY soon!!!
Lady Christina, I never got to see you this year, boo! will you be back? 
WM, how the carp do I keep missing seeing you?? I donno!
Avidd,  good to see you again, I will see you in just a few short weeks!!!! yay! do you happen to have any good pics?
So,,,, well, me and the honey were on the way from southern middle TN when, 'round about Rockmart, GA at 12 midinght Friday, we realized he forgot his boots!!! Crap!!! Good Noble Garb is nothing without boots! wellm he never had Ren boots anyway, just Civil WAr cavalry boots that stood in.... soooo. he says to me " I can't go in looking like this" I told him, "just slip on your work boots, and we three in hoops will hide you till you get to Sandlar" oh no, he wouldn't have it!! He puts on regular clothes saturday, walks down to Sandlar, selects a pair and dresses at the car! LOL!
I just think it was an excuse to get those Sandlars he's been drooling over for a year!
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 20, 2011, 08:04:50 AM
Lady Catherine i'm sorry i missed you as well. I hope to come back around memorial day but i don't know if i will or not
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Post by: LadyHawkeontheHill on April 20, 2011, 11:34:34 AM
Long drive home yesterday, had lots to see and do whilst in Atlanta. It was wonderful seeing Amy and Fairieimp and Lady Christina de Pond. Managed to miss Warrior Monk all day, and I see I wasn't the only one who missed him! I'm so sorry I missed Avidd but Jim thinks he saw him (I get distracted very easily at faire...). The weather was perfect! Unfortunately the HOUR we sat in traffic a mere 8 miles from the faire didn't help much, so the plan to catch everyone before entering the gates was laid waste...
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Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 20, 2011, 12:38:51 PM
Good to hear that everyone made it home safely. I must say though, that most of you really need your vision checked. How does one miss a 6'6" Warrior Monk in white with a big red cross (some might say target) on his chest. Not to mention a large black and white shield? :o ???

We plan to attend again on the 30th of April for the day. ;D

BTW-M'lady LadyHawkeontheHill (dang that's a text full) I still have your pilgrim's favor. I believe on the Lady de Pond was able to receive hers. :D Of course she would not have seen me either, had it not been for my using stealth skills acquired in the Outremer to sneak up on Saracens, to suprise her and company at the opening gate! ;D
Title: Re: LET THE COUNTDOWN.... BEGIN!
Post by: amy on April 20, 2011, 12:41:02 PM
I am still enjoying thinking about this weekend at faire and can't wait to come back for closing weekend.   I only took a couple pictures as I too am easily distracted at faire and I forget I have a camera.   But here are my couple best.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5188/5637803023_2130af9156.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5224/5638378860_34100fd0dd.jpg)
I just love BamaWoodsman hiding in the back behind the sailors!  He actually was WORKING!

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5269/5637803993_6fedb4e954.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5310/5638379842_60233ba75c.jpg)

So Aavid.. where is all the yummy stuff from your juicy new camera!?
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 20, 2011, 02:13:39 PM
with both my friends running late and my extra pit stop to borrow the mcd's bathroom we made good time just barely missing opening gates. Wm wasn't far inside the opening gates and i directed my group his direction
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Post by: Lady Catherine on April 20, 2011, 04:43:26 PM
Lady Hawk!!!! OMG, THAT WAS you??? ir was a pleasure to meet you!!

alas WM and lady christina, i will not be returning till closing weekend.  :'(  we (TNRF) only have two weekends till opening gate, and a trollop has to prep!   ;)

will anyone be joining us at TN this year? be sure to syop be the fairy glen and say hi! Rubella will also be traveling to closing weekend at GARF!
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Post by: LadyHawkeontheHill on April 20, 2011, 10:54:14 PM
It was I! Amy informed me that was indeed you and you were gone by the time I realized such.

WM, I saw Lady Christina's wondrous favor and would love to claim my own. What other faires do you plan on visiting? I might do TN, not sure yet.
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Post by: bittersweetheart on April 20, 2011, 11:04:29 PM
I must have missed everyone. I am just no good with faces, plus Eric and I had NO SLEEP the night before faire. We had a blast, but the day went by extremely blurry and fast. The weather was amazing!!!

We will be back on Easter Sunday with our little one, Jos. Also, Eric and I should be there May 1st as well.


-Eric and Bittersweetheart I think y'all came into our shop but I may be mistaken, if you come back out be sure say hello. You may have to knock me upside the head, but please use something soft. 


I would need a good knocking too. I think we passed by Crimson Chain a couple times, but never stepped in. Sorry. Will do next time. :) We didn't even make it through the entire grounds, for some odd reason.
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Post by: BLAKDUKE on April 26, 2011, 06:59:42 AM
Yes I know I am somewhat bereft of sight, but even I could not miss the warrior monk,  As he says, 6'6", all in white with a red crosshair on him, a snipers dream.   In any event my goodly wife and I and friends from the Wisconsin faires and MNRF area will be visiting there this weekend.  For those that are of a like mind let us set aside and area that is familiar to all and meet there.
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Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 26, 2011, 08:55:58 AM
I have a late block of instruction with the lads here on Friday, but we hope to make it up there on Saturday for opening. I’m going incognito this time. I will sport the habit of a Hospitaller Brother. ;)

Dex Aie!   
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Post by: BLAKDUKE on April 26, 2011, 11:10:47 AM
Oh yeah really confuse the hell out of everyone by changing garb.   that's the kind of guy you are hu ;D ???h????????
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 26, 2011, 01:27:33 PM
you can't miss him He's talllllllll
rofl ofcourse if your in the back near the joust and he's near the pub you won't ever see him
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Post by: RikkaVilasini on April 29, 2011, 08:05:35 AM
One week and we'll be on our way from Indiana!  :D
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Post by: RikkaVilasini on May 08, 2011, 06:43:52 AM
We had a great time yesterday and can't wait to spend all day today at faire before we head back north!  I hope everyone has a great Mother's Day!
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Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on May 09, 2011, 11:53:38 AM
well unfortunetly i'm not going to get to return this season...
as for next season i won't make it
I won't be in Ga and too far away to drive