The family spent the last two weekends at very different events. Last week we went to the NASA Open House in Greenbelt, Maryland and yesterday, the Virginia Renaissance Faire – Pirates Invasion weekend, Lake Anna. There were costumed characters at both locations. The NASA Open House was sheer mayhem but we managed to get to the site and hung out on a pretty dreary day. Yesterday was beautiful but hot in comparison, a much smaller event than the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival. The kids had fun throwing axes and shooting arrows. My mission yesterday was to find the Jack Sparrow pirate (www.tallpirate.com) who was walking around the site. The first picture I got of him and Miranda was too dark (took it in the woods, too many shadows) so I stalked him at the food trailers and got a better photo. =) He was very gracious.