Ship to Shore & More in Fawnskin

Wow, I figured I would stop by the Pirate Faire and stay about an hour and I stayed for almost the whole day. If you didn’t think about dropping by, I’d encourage you to do so.

Kids were thrilled to meet Captain Jack Sparrow and “he” was aboard the pirate ship for the ship to shore battle. Although I tried to buy a ticket to be aboard for the reenactment, the trip was sold out.

So, I stood amidst the landlubbers while pirates fired muskets, cannons and assorted firearms back and forth. In between activities on one of four stages, I chatted with vendors, pirate encampments and caught up with other residents and locals.

On the naughty stage were The Bawdy Juggler and the fabulous Belles of Bedlam. The Oasis stage entertained us with Rillian and the Doxie Chicks and fabulous belly dancing from the Oasis Basilon Tribe. The Dragon Marsh Children’s Stage got children involved in acting out their creative sides…other kids build their own treasure chests and participated in games.

At the scholarship fundraising “Wife & Doxie Auction,” Captain Jack Sparrow was auctioned off to two youngsters for 93 gold pieces. You should see this character…fabulous.

Stay tuned for photos as Sharon, one of the event photographers, will be sending them. Sharon has “Photo Art by Sharon” and operated out of Running Springs.

Finally, I met pirate expert and gunner, Gail Selinger. Watch for her expertise on the History Channel and stay tuned for her appearance locally at Edelweiss Books where she will sign her new book, “The complete Idiot’s Guide to Pirates.”

Drop by today if you can. Festivities begin a 10 and I believe the Time Bandit will again sail hourly with both a Battle Sail and Treasure Sail. While you are down there check out the NEW business, “Shop Hawaii Lakeside.” I’ll have more details on Devra’s new venture shortly.

Bikers, Bikers Everywhere
I did tear myself away from the pirate faire to go give my congratulations to my pals who got married last month and who belong the Righteous Ones. This local biker group hosted the “Beat the Heat” event at the Moose Lodge. Bikers from all over arrive to enjoy the BBQ, camaraderie and music.

About 300 attended and most of the day was a quiet gathering with dancing and shopping at a couple of vendors. Unfortunately a couple of visitors exhibited bad behavior in a scuttle that brought the paramedics. Club members drove out the troublemakers immediately.

Serenity Place
After a fabulous dinner at the Mandoline (and amusing observations of the many bikers on the South Shore of the lake) we headed over to Serenity Place. Louis and Cindy hosted a local artists whose sculptured creations really had to be perused at different angles to really appeciate the work. His subtle touches to each piece reflected different colors and patterns from each perspective. If you didn’t get to the opening make sure you stop by!

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