My final day in Philadelphia with farewells and a trip analysis. You also find links to the other tour days.
The tour looks at the Founding Father and the Constitution and later attends a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
A different view of Philadelphia's Old City and a little free time.
This is the third day's post about my Road Scholar Signature City Philadelphia adventure. It featured a walk up South Broad Street - Avenue of the Arts - toward Philadelphia's gigantic City Hall, the Masonic Temple and Reading Terminal Market for lunch. Later we had a bus tour of Philly.
This day in Philadelphia my Road Scholar tour mostly spent the day in the Independence National Historic Park. And for dinner we ate a delicious period "recreated meal" at the City Tavern.
You won’t believe this. The Revel was rained out again. It was suppose to happen in May to choose the next Cut and Thrust Champion. But it rained then. A rain date had been pre-selected for June 23rd. But that was rained out too. So Their Excellencies Augustin and Aleit turned the rain-date alternate site happening into a birthday party. […]
Kingdom of Calontir 2019 Lilies War Photos
Potluck delight Each winter the Lonely Tower holds a cold weather indoor revel to find the Baronial Arts and Science’s Champion. To shake our revels up a bit the HL Cristina la Ambeler – organizer and current A&S Champion – gave it an Alice In Wonderland theme too. She asked you to reflect the theme through your period attire or potluck food. Competitions are the […]
Day 4, January 17th, 2019 After breakfast and Ruth’s usual announcements the morning speaker was Mary Harkness Flagler – known today as Margaret Kaler. Margret is a “Tale Teller of St. Augustine” and as the first Mary Flagler, she told us colorful stories about the life and times of her dear departed husband Henry Flagler. I know this era is way past the […]
Day 3: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 After breakfast, this day began with Dr. Ann Masters interpreting the voices and people of old St. Augustine by her poetry and her talk “Floridanos, Minorcans and Cattle Whip Crackers”. She described each group and how they lived lives in such close proximity that they knew each other and their ways. She revealed and then dispelled their cultural myths […]
Day 2: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 After breakfast at our hotel the guest speaker, Ken Barrett, helped us learn about fort Castillo de San Marcos and the eras it served. After boarding a tour bus he then led the group around the fort’s outside. I opted out because we couldn’t go inside the fort due to the government’s continued shut-down. Instead, three of […]
I had to do it. I had to get out of Omaha’s dreary, bitterly cold winter weather. So I took a tour. It was the best thing I could have done. It banished my blues and I had fun. It was my first Road Scholar trip. My first time to St. Augustine, Florida. I picked this St. Augustine tour because this […]
Well, this didn’t go well. I’m a delinquent blogger. So many pictures for your viewing, so little time during the holidays. Earlier this month I went to Calontir’s Kris Kinder Market event, again. It’s my favorite indoor event. Who doesn’t like to shop and visit with friends? Here are a few of the many photos I snapped while browsing the wares […]
Finally…Here’s my Calontir Kingdom Arts and Sciences event post for you. The Bardic Bedlam event slowed my writing. You’ll see my timing is later than my usual delay, but I wanted to do more than post photos. The Shire of Lost Moor hosted the event at a site we hadn’t seen before. It had space by the ton and a maze of smaller rooms. A […]
Arts and Sciences in the Kingdom of Calontir are a big deal. Those hand-done crafts create our medieval ambiance. So you’ll often find us working on a handmade project, even at events. Events in the Kingdom and in our Barony encourage your participation in competitions. Last Sunday the Barony of the Lonely Tower held their annual Arts and Sciences Championship Revel. This […]
Although you are interested in history, don’t you still love photos? Especially photos of events? Through the year I spent days enjoying and photographing Calontir’s events. Its sights and adventures. These 2017 popular photo posts share those memories. M. Nesscia at 12th Night Photos from Lonely Tower’s 12th Night 2017 posted Sunday, January 8, 2017 Kingdom of Calontir’s Arts and Sciences Competitions 2017 posted […]
Shoppers’ Paradise It’s Kris Kinder time again. That wonderful Calontir shopping event put on by the Barony of Forgotten Sea. While it’s always jam-packed with merchants and their things for you to buy, there are also meetings for you to attend. This year Their Majesties Damien and Issabell also packed it with Laurel ceremonies. Four of them. Processing in to court. […]
I don’t often get to go to an SCA event two weekends in a row, but recently I did. The weekend after Calontir’s Crown Tournament I went to Vertigo. Vertigo is a yearly Shire of Lost Moor weekend camping event offering classes, many relating to fiber. It got its name because a person with vertigo has the symptoms of spinning and […]
Saturday I went to Calontir’s 2017 Fall Crown Tournament event. These are the photographs I took. I missed photo ops but this is about the beauty and fun that I and my friends have and create in the Society for Creative Anachronism. The lineup waiting to process in to Crown Tournament. The combat. \ Heraldic arms tell us who’s fighting […]
Cattle Raids is the Barony of Mag Mor‘s predominant camping event. For the last several years it’s been held at Nebraska’s Cass County Fairgrounds, a site closer to my Baronial home than theirs. I missed it last year due to family activities, so I was excited to attend this one. Cattle Raids is always enjoyable for me. This year’s flyer showed it […]