[Ansteorra] The long drive home

Cat Clark cat at rocks4brains.com
Tue Jan 15 07:58:29 PST 2008

On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 06:24 -0800, ansteorra-request at lists.ansteorra.org
> Do you older crowd remember caravan-ing?  How is it that we all have
> to
> work so late now? *grin*

When I first joined the SCA, I remember the road trips - 6 of us (plus
armour) stuffed into Yaroslav's old AMC Pacer (how's that for dating
myself?), leaving Chicago by the backroads to avoid the traffic jam
around O'Hare airport, driving through the night to Lonely Tower in
Nebraska, 500+ miles away; catching some sleep on the grass at the
tourney site before the locals showed up for set-up, helping to set up,
doing the tourney, going to the feast, going to the revel, going to the
post-revel; sleeping on someone's floor, driving home Sunday, doing my
homework in the cramped backseat of the car, getting home after dark,
staying up all Sunday night to finish my homework...

how'd that old 60's song go?

"Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way"

How strange it was to move to Caid where every event was a quick daytrip
and Westies made jokes about the latest endangered species: Caidans who

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