January 2020

Just before the pandemic became a Thing™, I spent a weekend with the folks of the Oregon Regency Society at the Regency Retreat. Imagine it like a immersive Regency House Party. Hosted at an overnight out-of-season camp, rooms are small and sparse, but the location is gorgeous. The food is amazing. One set of public spaces is for pre-modern activities, with a card room and a gathering room that doubles as the ball room. Another set of public space is set up for modern lights, but they do request that you keep electronic devices to your room. Letters are shared and there is a lot of passing between rooms to talk and help each other dress. I’m an early bird so, I spent the wee morning hours with a cup of coffee watching the sun come up over the mountains.