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Title: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 13, 2009, 02:09:17 PM
(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii245/Warrior_Monk/weather.jpg)
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Femme Falchion on April 13, 2009, 02:25:02 PM
I've been closely watching this as well....

Just yesterday there was call for showers both days....and now things begin to improve. 

I am certain we can all manifest the perfect weather for opening weekend!   :)
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 13, 2009, 02:31:05 PM
Absolutely. If last year is any indication, the predictions are worthless, just show up and see what the weather is, then give it 10 minutes and it'll change!



PS: I'm lamenating my writs of excommunication....lol!
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Femme Falchion on April 13, 2009, 02:35:24 PM
I was wondering if we should pack our cloaks or not.....is it not doubtful that the temperatures would drop so significantly?




PS: It's never too late to come to your senses....
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 13, 2009, 02:48:08 PM
We made opening weekend last year before my departure to the Outremer, and it was quite windy and cold the first day. The Princess wasn't prepared for it.


I would say bring them, better to have and not need, then to need and not have...
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 13, 2009, 03:32:03 PM
umbrella's weather we need them or not ;D
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: BamaWoodsman on April 13, 2009, 03:58:10 PM
Weather around here is changing hourly the past few weeks.  I know oneday last week I went to lunch with it snowing but I needed short sleeves by the time I left for the day, so there's really no telling what its gonna be like. My group will definately be packing cloaks in the car just to be sure.

 
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 13, 2009, 03:59:44 PM
rofl yeah no kidding i will have long johns in the truck incase i need them.  ;D
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: MeadMan on April 14, 2009, 12:25:19 AM
Keep in mind, a couple years ago, it flurried opening weekend. If your coming, might as well be prepared.
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 14, 2009, 10:46:23 AM
Slight changes:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii245/Warrior_Monk/weather-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Eric the Ugly on April 14, 2009, 12:00:45 PM
It's well-established that once GARF has arrived, if it's going to rain only one or two days out of an entire week at all... it's a 99.9% chance that it will be on the weekend.
After GARF is over...then the rain will relax it's schedule. It's infuriating.
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 15, 2009, 09:03:52 AM
Slight temp changes predicted:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii245/Warrior_Monk/weather-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: BLAKDUKE on April 15, 2009, 09:44:38 AM
O.K.

If it rains I will spend the day in the pub.

works for me
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 15, 2009, 10:30:29 AM
I'll just carry a large umbrella all day
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: BamaWoodsman on April 15, 2009, 10:38:17 AM
Water proof cloak for me. Treated with a spray on DWR coating. Probably should have re sprayed it since its just been collecting dust since october but it'll work for all but the heaviest down pour.
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Femme Falchion on April 15, 2009, 12:59:41 PM

Saturday continues to improve.   :)

I'm confident the Sunday showers will not scatter our way!  And if they do, it will be a natural opportunity to prove that I don't melt  ;) 
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Eric the Ugly on April 15, 2009, 02:55:55 PM
It's tricky.

In spring, in Georgia, the only time you can have a degree of certainty about whether it will rain or not on a given day, is about 12 hrs or less before said day, and of course, by then, it's too late to make solid plans.
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 16, 2009, 01:29:00 PM
Minor temp fluctuations...
(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii245/Warrior_Monk/weather-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 16, 2009, 01:30:06 PM
Or.............

In spring, in Georgia, the only time you can have a degree of certainty about whether it will rain or not on a given day, is about 12 hrs or less after said day, and of course, by then, it's too late to make solid plans.
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Eric the Ugly on April 16, 2009, 01:59:42 PM
Ha ha ha!  ;D
Indeed. Too true.

Many's the time I opted out of fest because of impending rain, only to find that, by the time GARF is well over for the day, it would have been perfect weather for going.  >:(
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 16, 2009, 02:13:47 PM
I make plans to go rain or shine that way no matter what i still can decided to go home if i want
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Eric the Ugly on April 16, 2009, 02:56:55 PM
I make plans to go rain or shine that way no matter what i still can decided to go home if i want

Yes, but I'm loathe to drop $20 to get in the door and then not have a full, decent day for it.
To me, at least, getting a lot less sleep, getting up early, spending all that time and energy getting ready, driving the 25-30 mins. there, spending the $20, getting inside, just to have it pour rain on you, then having to walk all the way to the car in the rain, driving home and all for nothing... not my ideal kinda situation.
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Eric the Ugly on April 16, 2009, 02:58:26 PM
But then again... having a pub that sits about three people isn't an ideal situation either.  >:(

Ah, GARF... I love you.. why must you cause me such extreme frustration?!?
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 16, 2009, 03:06:22 PM
But then again... having a pub that sits about three people isn't an ideal situation either.  >:(

Ah, GARF... I love you.. why must you cause me such extreme frustration?!?

wouldn't know never been in the pub
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: LadyDracolich on April 16, 2009, 03:48:24 PM
The pub will sit a few more than 3, but it is close quarters.  At any rate, the bad weather will keep the mundanes away and assure a playtron day! ;)  Which can be a very fun time!
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Femme Falchion on April 16, 2009, 05:32:54 PM
The weather matters not.....my intention is for a FABULOUS time!  Everyone has the same choice!  ;) :)

Can't wait!
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Dallan on April 17, 2009, 08:03:55 AM
Prior to yesterday it rained up here in Baltimore for nearly a full week and the temp didn't make it out of the 50s. Almost anything is an improvement for me. Leaving for the airport in 2 hours. Huzzah!!
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: MeadMan on April 17, 2009, 10:49:07 AM
The pub will sit a few more than 3, but it is close quarters.

But, is that necessarily a bad thing
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: BamaWoodsman on April 17, 2009, 01:44:25 PM
So the plan tomorrow morning is basically find the warrior monk.... and mingle till opening.... what time is everyone planning to get there?
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 17, 2009, 02:10:11 PM
We should be there before 10 depends on how long it takes to dress the best friend
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 18, 2009, 05:48:36 AM
On station in Fairburn, should be making it Faire at opening gate. Must first link up with Confrere Sean, and equip him with the appropriate trappings of a Warrior Monk, then we'll be on our way.

I won't loiter much outside the gate as Lady LeFay's ritual consists of getting in quickly to get her hair done, before the lines start, but after escorting her to the site, I can return to the gate area for pilgrim escort duty....
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: LadyDracolich on April 18, 2009, 07:14:00 AM
Well, the Lady M and I should be at the gate sometime around 9:30ish.  Will be happy to see everyone there!
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Manwariel on April 19, 2009, 07:31:23 PM
I went today. It rained a little bit but was pretty nice.
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 22, 2009, 07:35:20 PM
So the plan tomorrow morning is basically find the warrior monk.... and mingle till opening....

Apparently this plan wasn't sufficient, because we didn't muster the entrance numbers we'd hoped for. I realize that southbound traffic also played a large role in late arrivals, but it appears to be insufficient to have a six and a half foot Warrior Monk in white to serve as a rally point.

It is my every intention to make a return trip, and hopefully put some faces with the screen names. I apparently can only find locals I'm found of: Blakduke and his Lady, Lady Dracolich and her chain mailed friend  :D , Meadman...yes I saw ya! ;D

We were rewarded with the start of a Renship between Lady LeFay and Sister Hatchet and her Lord Scott. (They weren't afraid)

So if you're calling out for a rally point around Memorial Day weekend, don't be scared, come up and introduce yourself and company, and let's have a blast....Deus vult!
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on April 22, 2009, 09:06:42 PM
I'm going back as well even though those who are suposed to be with me in two weeks are having to drop out i'm not sure we are going in two weeks or if they are going at all but i will be back
Title: Re: Mother Nature's attendance at the GARF
Post by: BamaWoodsman on April 22, 2009, 10:32:09 PM
I will probably be back on either the 9th or 10th, but I'm gonna be at TnRF for Memorial Day weekend. My problem this past weekend was having to many slow risers saturday and sunday morning. I'm used to getting up at 6am all week so getting up was no problem but half of my group were sleepy college students that needed more motivation.  If any one else is gonna be there the 9th or 10th let me know I'd like to meet more people from R/F. If nothing else you will probably find me at the Crimson Chain Booth.