[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index][Search Archives]
Re: Atlantian History,
Countess Ianthe wrote eloquently of the early Pennsics.
I've missed only two since Pennsic III (in 1985, two weeks
before my son was born, and 1993, when we were finally able
to move into our new home), and I must say that I am often
amused to hear folks complain of the rain. Pennsic IV was
held on a farm near Cleveland over Labor Day weekend of 1975
(I think). Cleveland was declared a disaster area that
weekend because of the hurricane that came through, and
what's more, the campsite turned out to be in the middle of
an intermittent streambed. The tractors were literally
getting stuck in the mud trying to pull the cars out.
There's a point where you're wet through to the bone, and
you just can't get any wetter ... I learned a lot that
weekend about keeping a set of dry clothes (and most
especially dry socks) in a plastic bag in the car. The
hardest part was finding a motel that would take us in our
As for Pennsic V, Ianthe is right that it was hot, dry, and
dusty, but there were raspberries ripening at the edge of
the woods, and they sure did taste fine for breakfast.
Now, Pennsic III was perfect. And that's all there was to