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The Tale of Two Princesses Part II

Our two princesses kept in touch with each other through a form of pigeon mail called my space. They laughed and shared stories like they used to when they slaved away at the Evil Empire. Princess Liz would record her stories on a form of parchment called blogs and Princess Sandy loved to read the tales. The two friends missed each other’s company very much. Princess Liz was extremely happy working on the river. She didn’t have much experience in the office because she had always worked in taverns. She would ask Princess Sandy (also known as the Excel Wizard) for help and advice on how to perform her duties correctly and efficiently. Princess Sandy decided to ditch the office and see what it was like to work in a tavern. She would ask Princess Liz (also known as Miss Liz!) for help and advice on how to perform her duties correctly and efficiently…

Once a year, something very special happens in a tiny, tucked away place called Plantersville, Texas. It is the largest event of its kind in the entire world! It the fair of all fairs and the festival of all festivals! Some people call it TRF, others refer to it as Ren Fest, and still some call it by its complete name: The Texas Renaissance Festival. “Rennies” come from lands far and near to celebrate. You can find Wenches, Fairies, Gypsies, Pirates, Archmen, Lords and Ladies, Wizards and Sorcerers, Jousters, Peasants, Artists, Kings and Queens, and Clansmen of all kinds. Many, many moons ago, Princess Liz worked at the Musketeer’s Banquet in 16th Century France. There were wonderful feasts and spirits to choose from like Homme de Mer, Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffe, Sausage on a Stick, Dragon Meat (fried alligator), Chanticleer’s Chicken Breast on a Stick, Boudin, and Ye Olde Muffaletta. This year’s festivities will be exceptional, as TRF will be hosting the Kings Thanksgiving Feast. Opening weekend of the festival is October 11th and 12th and Princess Liz is going to attend. Miss Liz! noticed that on the same weekend, Stoney La Rue and the Randy Rogers Band would be playing at Gruene Hall for the Gruene Music and Wine Festival in New Braunfels. Princess Liz sent Princess Sandy an urgent message telling her she was welcome to stay at her castle if she wanted to come to New Braunfels for the festivities. Princess Sandy replied that her and Friar Tuck would be attending the Ren Fest that weekend and wouldn’t be able to make it. Princess Liz was so excited to see her friend again! In fact, she was very excited because she knew she was going to see several of her friends, again. The wench named “Lusty Busty Dusti,” Lord and Lady Cain with their new bundle of joy, Lord and Lady Sommerville, and the Great Lady York would be there as well!

Princess Liz and Prince Eric will be spending this week getting prepared for their travels to Plantersville. Prince Eric will be inspecting the chariot for the long ride ahead of them as well as preparing many of his delicious treats. Princess Liz will be planning the day’s activities, preparing her garb, and packing for the trip. They will be staying with her sister, Lady Grace and her husband, Lord Cliff. Lord Cliff has been busy preparing the huge bonfire and fireworks display that will be held on the property.

Yes, as Summer draws to a close and Fall is upon us, the leaves are falling from the trees, the nights are getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, and the air is getting crisper, Princess Liz is getting full of excitement and anticipation of next weeks events. For the opportunity to see an old and dear friend, many or few, is always, ALWAYS….

A happy ending…


I'm a forty-something river goddess, music enthusiast, campground manager, wife, momma to nine, and doting grandmother to four... Mostly, I'm just a gal that has a lot to say.

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