[Ansteorra] Waterlord progression

Bob Dewart gilli at hot.rr.com
Mon May 26 08:32:56 PDT 2003

Does anyone know of a simular site?  One that can handle 1500 - 2000 people
caming on site?  One with a very large air-conditioned hall?  One, that also
has lots of open spaces for all the various out door activities we do?  Plus
is also close to mundane facilities such as hotel, Wal-Mart, etc.?

Shoot more arrows.  You're bound to hit something.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Burke McCrory" <burkemc at cox.net>
To: <ansteorra at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2003 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Waterlord progression

> At 11:33 PM 5/25/2003 -0700, you wrote:
> >--
> >[ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
> >At the risk of causing upset or invoking people's ire, I wish to pose a
> >question over the list that ran through my mind repeatedly through the
> >course of the day as I drained, mopped, and dried my tent.  Why is it
> >that we keep holding this events at a site which we know is highly flood
> >prone, not nice to look at, and has huge amounts of mundane traffic
> >running through it?  Normally that last bit would not bother me, but we
> >seem to have incidents regularly with the mundanes there.  I remember
> >kids going through with air horns, near fights, thefts, and this year
> >there were looters going through when we still had nearly a third of our
> >people on site. I know there are a lot of arguments (even some very good
> >arguments) for this place, but at what point is enough, enough?
> Any event that we hold in Ansteorra this time of year is prone to have
> and storms.  Just two weeks ago at Eldern Hills 25 we had tornados, hail,
> lightning and rain.  It is just a fact of life.  Yes, the canton site is
> rather mundane and prone to some flooding in certain areas if we get lots
> of rain but the site drains very well and usually works nicely.  This
> weekend we got several inches of rain in a very short time and that would
> flood most sites.  Also we are really our own worst enemy when it comes to
> the site.  We know what areas are prone to flooding and yet we choose to
> camp there anyway, knowing what may happen.  The canton site has lots of
> less flood prone camping space that we don't even use.  It is one of the
> few sites that has the facilities to handle events the size of Steppes
> Warlord and it is convenient to a large portion of the Kingdom.  Some of
> the mundane issues can be better handled through improved planning but it
> is unfortunately also a sign of our times.  Our society (both mundane and
> SCA) have changed over the years and not all for the better.  Even with
> this I still like the canton site and feel that it's problems don't
> outweigh its positives.
> Sir Burke
> (who is still drying out his things)
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