So in the morning Smiley and I will take off for three days of spiritual retreat, up in the Pocono region of Pennsylvania. This annual gathering of pastors tends to be a significant break in my routine each year. Besides which, I need a break. We did get to the Renaissance Festival on Saturday, with some international guests. Apparently this particular bit of Americana (i.e., the massive romanticizing of old Europe, complete with adults playing dress-up) is not on the tourism must-see list for visiting Europeans.