I have thought long and hard about what to write concerning Camelot. Many of you know that in 2003 we bought a stone castle 30 minutes outside Reno Nevada and some of you may THINK that is what I’m referring to when I say Camelot. Well, it isn’t. Camelot, for me, is a state of
mind being. In most resources Camelot is said (in part) to be “sometimes associated with real cities, though more usually its precise location is not revealed.” Bingo. That is not to say for a while I THOUGHT “The Castle” was Camelot, but it wasn’t (and some are laughing right now), maybe I need to begin by telling you what the castle was and then we can go on. The Castle was a 5000 square foot stone shell, with 2 ft rock walls built into the side of a mountain. Yes, it was a castle with turrets and battlements and a thick pull style wooden door that blasted you with cold air upon dragging it open. It was built by an excentric, and been owned by many before us. We happen to stumble across it on the internet and thought a Sunday drive to see the thing would be “neat”. I suppose to understand the castle you must first understand my husband. He loves stuff. Out of the ordinary stuff. So when we were loaded up ready to leave and shook the realtor’s hand (who had come out to open the place, because my man also likes to SEE stuff); I did not realize it was the handshake of a deal maker and we followed this man into Reno to seal it in writing, both bill of sale and check and lo and behold, we owned ourselves a castle. Needless to say it was a grand adventure! Please don’t deceive yourselves though, castle living is harsh, think of it, no electricity, hauling water, the mice, the cold, the heat because this place was all that and more. The “more” being scorpions and rattle snakes and the worst enemy of all… The looky-loo. I plan to write more about our adventures so I will end here. I will sum it all up from a quote from the Bible which is what I think sums up Camelot for me. — Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:11
My Boys and Uncle Bill, Practicing a little Kung Fu at the Castle.