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Why I ventured to the mutton and mead festival Montague, massachusetts.
Come hell or high water as they say, I was bound and determined to make it to the Mutton and Mead festival in Montague, Massachusetts on Sunday. Well, I made it and I was not disappointed. I go to get back to my historical/fantastical needs. I'm a living historian, and also a mother of four-so there are limited times to indulge myself in my history fix. I of course, write and publish but Ren fair time is the best concoction for my imagination. It gives me the fix that I need to keep going especially when working on copy that is, shall we say-less than entertaining at times?
I've been to several fairs in my time, and loved every minute of them. This fair in particular was interesting because it is a different horse altogether. In fact, they base the fair on common folk, and their lives. Of course, Robin Hood is a very interesting common person to attach the fair too, so they do. Going to Ren fairs are the perfect way to experience lighthearted, bawdiness with activities to keep the children indulged.
mead-when you need it
Yes,the mead here is heady. At the fair there is a long line for it, and you have to wear a lime green band saying you can drink at the fair. That was different, waiving a flag to say you are allowed to partake. No matter, it's the line that takes forever. For $5.00 you get a dixie cup. Just a little disappointing, and perhaps something that might be changed in the future.
Mead is an elixir that has an illustrious history, going back to the vikings of yesteryear. Drink it from a horn, or a dixie cup no matter, it's the liquor that saves your sanity. I had to drive, so unfortunately I vicariously lived the drink through a friend who was able to imbibe.
When you wish it were an actual joust
At the end of the day, i was inspired for book three-nameless, and set in the 1940s.
If you didn't know this, I am a published author, and freelance writer.
I've published several books, Now, I am getting back to a place that is calling-1940s. The book is based largely on the Ardennes Offensive, bloody and soul saddening- thousands died trying to break through dragons teeth that were not going anywhere save to stamp out the allied offensive. As history tells, the allies were able to break through, my story follows them from Bastogne, to Dachau. There is time travel, there has to be. Oh and a smite of Romanian witch, and Aryan occultism. Hope to have it completed by the middle of next month.
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From Georgia to Italy there are hundreds of places to stay in the trees. It's on my Bucket List, every since I watched and read Swiss Family Robinson as a kid. Then of course I went to Disney and saw that too. Tree houses have always seemed safe, and cool. Kids in my neighborhood built them out of whatever junk they could find, almost a desperate idea of fort building. I still occasionally see them, you know the kind with tires, trash bags cheap and broken furniture. Here are 5 awesome treehouses in that any Swiss Family Robinson afficianado would love to stay in.
1. Atlanta, Georgia Intown treehouse
Who wouldn't want to stay here? It's always booked up so make sure to get your spot. The link is in the picture. I mean it is the perfect writer's retreat, hint, hint AIRBNB. The treehouse is priced around $375 a night, and people are going there fast.
2.Swallowtail Studios Tree House
It's a cozy spot, cheaper than Georgia at $194 a night. This place is in Petaluma,CA and nestled in an Eucalyptus tree. Note: most of these places are not suitable for kids, they might fall.
3. New Hampshire Shire Spot
New Hampshire shire spot, you get tea (honey), gas grill, and there is one electrical light. Interesting enough the outhouse is a "humanure" run facility. Yes it is basically extreme composting-and they say if you are not sure what it is, research it. It's $95.00 with a two day stay minimum. Yes, it's cool and very North woods.
4. Treetop house Dunbarton,NH
This has a suspended bridge and it's 30 feet above the ground. They have a 75ft boardwalk that slowly moves through the trees to get you to the top! Priced at $150 per night.
5. Something a transcendentalist would love.
For $100 a night you get a hermit spot in Vermont. A gnome or a forest elf might just drop by according to the owners! There are hammocks, a fire pit and cooking area. It's great, only hitch is that it's not open until June.
It's like my dream come true! I'll be staying in one of these this summer and be on the lookout for a giveaway!
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