|The scenery from the car. You don't see these kinds of clouds over the desert very often!|
|Isn't she adorable?|
|They do look pretty miserable...|
We also did a decent bit of shopping. We got a red sycamore hand turned walking stick, a painted shield with a lion rampent, matching stoneware goblets, a blue dragon painting signed by the artist (Ruth Thompson, a very nice lady and very talented fantasy artist, you can see her work here) and I picked up a very nice red tapestry bodice. Its not quite the corset I was after, but I really liked the design and material. Now I just need to make the rest of the outfit!
Besides pursuing the various wares, my husband tried his hand at axe throwing. He actually won! The goal was to get one of the axe points in the heart on the board. He did it with his last axe, and was the first winner of the day.
One of the nice things about the rain is that it allowed us to actually get to talk to a lot of the venders. We spent about half an hour talking to some of the folks from sabersmiths, who were very nice. Their work is very high quality. We almost bought a dagger, and would have if they had the colors we were looking for in a decorative piece.
All and all, it was a great experience, despite the rain. You always meet some awesome people at these events, and this one was no different. And, of course, before we left we had the best part of the Ren Faire: Getting my traditional roasted turkey leg!