I had planned to get an earlier start than I did, and the fact that I didn’t want to get out of bed that morning was of little or no consequence later on. As it was, I was still out of bed by 6:15 or thereabout.
A life time of rising early is a hard habit to break. Lots of pictures in this post so beware.
All pics taken unless otherwise noted were taken with this jewel:
Rolled out of the rack, did the usual firsthand (!) business. No pictures please. Then looked in the mirror. Yikes! I ain’t putting no pic up of that either! Scare myself, much less anyone else! Where the hell did I get those deep bags beneath my eyes...Inherited, I think. Put some clothes on to go downstairs and make coffee.
Start my day out with a little iTunes action!
And one of these
Start a load. Just because I can...
Back upstairs to take a shower.
Hot water Mmmmmmm.
Don’t forget the towel.
Another slug of coffee. Ahhhhhhhhhh.
Using my iPhone as a remote to play a tune from the band Renaissance
Time to get dressed
Turn down the thermostat upstairs. Because yes. I am cheap.
TexasT’s greets the day!
Ho! And what news doth the new day bring?
Got signal? No. Trying to program a route.
Sorry 'bout the ash tray...But facts is facts.
Best do your business, Nikko! Instead of standing there looking at me. Goober!
The usual assortment of crap that is usually in my backpack...
Takes a lot of gear and bullshit to be me apparently!
Now less crap.
Decided to forgoe the brolly and one of my cameras
Ready to roll
Sorry about the blurry picture. New camera and all. Guess I am lucky the lens didn't CRACK!
Be good, boy!
Note the newly packed backpack on the passenger's seat.
Quick cash stop
Just look at all those fingerprints. When the sun is shining just right it makes the screen very hard to read! And it isn't even a touchscreen!
Finally on the road to RenFaire
Addicks reservoir is off to your right, ladies and gentlemen!
Need I remid you to keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times?
McD’s ~ So bad..Yet sooooo good! "Could I have a Sausage McMuffin, please?"
And a lifesaver when you are hungry and in a hurry!
Just look at that blue Sky!!
Beefeaters on guard
And that gal in the jeans? Hmmmmm.
An old friend. He stands there not moving. Women and kids climb all over him and he doesn’t move!
I walk up and whisper in his ear and he turns around and crushes me in a bear hug! And then admonishes me for not being dressed “Properly”!
T’were a good start to my day m’lord!
Another old friend. Sharon. She is a facepainter and a damned good one, too!
"Shut up, kid, I am a multi-degreed, highly intelligent person..."
"Who is standing on a board, balancing on a bowling ball, which is siting on a coffee table with firebrands on my head and in both hands!"
Smart guy, that!
The Faire Paire. I wouldn’t buy my tights any where else!
Random musical shot!
I used to work here in “outside sales”. It was a store front for one of these "New Age" type places. They taught all kinds of life skills and such.
The used to make 80% of their operating budget from this Faire.
They were a fun bunch to work with. Most of the folks were more than a little strange. But then again, who isn't? When they finally sold their contracts because they were tired of dealing with the BS from the administration of the Faire, they sold it to a woman who was in it for serious profits. Cut my pay too severely, and so I went to work in outside sales in front of a food booth for the next season. After that year, I was done. It became too much like a real job.
Yard Gnomes or some such!
I always wanted one of these guys. Never could justify it to myself.
Looking down Mockingbird Lane
This is one of the main drags at TRF. Also the lane I worked on for years and years.
The Texas Brass sounding GOOOOOD!
These folks made this carriage themselves. Talked to them a bit. Turns out they used to work here as well!
Old habits die hard. Beah! Not just for breakfast anymore!
I used to drink a lot up here. A Lot!
eats_veggies sez, “Aw man, don’t take my picture.”
So of course, I had to then.
TexasT’s sez, “Aw man, don’t take my picture”
The Ded Bob Sho. Bob hasn’t changed his act in twenty years. And yet...
He still gets the girls!
Belly dancers in the greek village
She is way off into the dance.
I swear I think know this woman from someplace. Or maybe I just want to...
There was some discussion between us as to the gender of this person.
Whirling in living color!
Wench show. At the infamous Sea Devil Tavern
Too much cleavage - even for a pirate!
The Sea Devil Tavern ~ A packed house as usual.
Spent many a day and night in depraved drinkin' and debauchin' in this place!
Beware the dragon’s Lair!
Chainne Maille Show!
Holy! I’ll follow you anywhere!
I think she’s tipping him.
The Chainne Maille Master and his models.
A random shot up the aile
Knights attempting to teach themselves to golf.
Got this out of a food shoppe in the Greek Village. Good stuff!
A sorry excuse for a weapon’s merchant.
Some random folk that were having a little too good of a time!
Pendragon Costumes ~ A Purveyor of fine clothing. I have some of their stuff in my closet!
eats_veggies and your intrepid host, TexasT’s
Photo credit Sierra
The Almond Shoppe - A real nuthouse! A must stop for me!
Mmmmmm. Cinnamon encrusted pecans! To die for
A little bag of heaven!
I used to work here, too!
Drench-a-Wench - She sits up there talking smack to everyone. Especially those who try to drench her. God help your ego if you miss!
eats_veggies tries her hand at the longbow
A bonny scottish lass off in the distance. The weren’t wearin’ kilts like that when I lived in Northern Scotland! Ye'd hae froze yer arse!"
Some sort of mayhem going on there, I'm sure!
The field of the joust!
The knights all had renaissance versions of cheerleaders.
My two favorites were the fiery Spanish lady and...
The German. She talked such a line of crap! Not a bad looker though!
Henry VIII plays through!
His Majesty decides to stay and watch the joust.
The German Knight stirs up the crowd!
There seems to be some dipute amongst the Knights over the declared winner.
Henry attempts (and fails) to mediate.
"Join us for the last joust of the day. It will be a fight to the DEATH!" HAHA! sayeth I!
Random upper class wandering the grounds
Do I sense a theme here?
She lit up like a Christmas Tree when she saw my camera pointed at her!
My days of wine and roses: I remember well the thrill of being asked if you could become a part of someone's memories of the day. Alas, whilst strolling about the grounds, t'were usual for me to have some comely lass on my arm. As such I have many pictures floating around in someone's photo albums!
Painting a tiny (but co-operative) face!
Trying to catch the rays in a picture. (FAIL)
I’ve seen more fur on a chihuahua! And she had more silicone than a Motherboard! Wish I could have got a better shot. She was leading the wrrior with her around on a leash!
Not sure what these two were on about. But they were like Campbell’s soup. MMM-Good!
For those too tired or inebriated to walk back to their vehicle! For tips of course!
On the road home.
Ended my day like it started. A little iTunes...And attempting to edit some of the chaff out of the 200 or so pictures I took, but I'm knackered. So...*FAIL!*
I was too tired even to take a photo straight!
So there you have it! A day with TexasT's! At the Texas Renaissance festival!
ETA: Found some duplicate photos in this post...FIXED.