The evening ended with a concert by Clockwork Knotwork and The Cog is Dead, followed by the steampunk invasion of the local Chili's restaurant.
We spent the night in Tavares and returned to Renniger's briefly in the morning, then began our Northward journey. This was, also, the first weekend of the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville, so we were able to break up our drive by stopping there after two hours on the road.
This was the first act we saw when we entered the faire:
This next trick was preceded by joke:
"Happiness is like wetting your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth."
Blaze's favorite part of the faire every year, is the living chessboard. What could be better than fish and chips while watching people beat each other up?
Two of my former students from Trilogy School were part of the living chessboard this year.
We also ran into some friends we hadn't seen in a long time.