Thursday, April 9, 2009

Visiting Castles and Such

Time for my long promised account of our other travels!


Our other recent weekend excursion was an overnight stay at the Stronghold, a Castle-summer home built in the 1930s.  I was delighted at the opportunity to dress up (I always have loved to!) and to get to see so many friends!


Nate and I got to call an English Country Dance, which I really enjoyed. I haven't had a chance to call since before getting married. (If you've seen any of the Jane Austen movies - Pride and Prejudice, etc.- you've seen English Country Dancing.) It was great fun!



We were not the only ones to dress in period attire:




Not everyone came in costume though. I still have hopes of making Kyle some old fashioned attire some day, although I think it will have to be some historical period that does not require men to wear tights. ;-)


The H. family did a LOT of work hosting the weekend, and it really showed in all the creative fun and thoughtful details! Below, Lady Faith, Lady Chrystal and Lady Melody.


Alaina joined the others for her first game of Live Backgammon. Come to think of it, it was probably everyone's first live game!



I wish I had gotten more pictures of the castle itself. The Rumplestilskin Room and Library were so beautifully painted, and what fun to have an actual secret passage!


My thanks to Faith and the rest of the H. family! It was lovely to be together, not to mention the fun games, delicious food and interesting (and in some cases, creative) castle tours!

Oh, yes! Also some lovely singing! :-)


The Capp Crew said...

Such nice pictures of you, Nate and Haley. It was good to see you and Kyle and to meet Alaina! :)

crik said...

Oh, what fun to see more pics of such a great weekend! :)

erin said...

That looks like so much fun! Katie would dress in that period for every-day life if she could.

Hope you are all doing well. I still have a gift for Alaina that I need to get to you before she outgrows it!