Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quest for The Queen's Trumeau - Victory!

Queen's Quest Victory Dance by Seamus Gabardini
Seamus Gabardini, Fletch Kidd & MariaLouisa Muircastle celebrate their quest victory with a traditional beer! dance at the Duché de Coeur Opera House.  Photo by Seamus Gabardini.

A month after embarking on the Quest for The Queen's Trumeau victory was sweet for for this intrepid team!  They waded through swamps, dug through caves and drank endless cups of tea & coffee as they puzzled their way across the Duché de Coeur completing Parts 1 to 3.

Congratulations go out to Seamus Gabardini, Fletch Kidd, MariaLouisa Muircastle, Drake (the German Shepherd) & Norma (the mule-not shown)!

There's still time left to complete the quest and I'm sure any one of the adventurers already celebrating would be glad to lend a helping hand (given the right incentives that is :)) ).  After all, I hear that Seamus is still trying to pay off his purchase of the diving gear.

Queen's Quest In Progress 01 by Seamus Gabardini
"Convincin Drake its his turn to go back in and look for Clue no 8"  Photo by Seamus Gabardini.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

An Affair to Remember

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Anxious & excited, I wait as Helena Loudon peers into my future. Who could that dark & handsome man on bended knee be?

New friendships were made, old friendships renewed at the Coeur Fair during the weekend of February 5th to 7th. Merchants were still busy setting out their wares when the first of the crowds started to arrive Friday evening, launching the festivities that lasted throughout the extended weekend.

Everyone was in excellent form as they participated in the various activities including the fortune telling, knife throwing and bobbing for apples. MariaLouisa, Baronesse de Coeur, was most diligent in pouring rounds of beer & the wonderful Duché wine which I'm sure had something to do with the spontaneous outbursts of dancing whenever someone yelled "beer!".

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My heartfelt thanks to all of the participants who made this event one to remember. I'm looking forward to seeing you all again next month, March 5th to 7th.

See Duché de Coeur - The Coeur Fair for more information.