It's not too early to start planning for your favorite Darachshire event, Black Oak Lodge! The 2009 event's theme is The Da Vinci Codex, when we'll be celebrating the 1490 marriage of Isabella of Aragon and Gian Galeazzo Sforza of Milan.
At the wedding, Leonardo himself produced the stage set for Bernardo Bellincioni's La Festa del Paradiso ("Feast of Paradise") performed in the Castello Sforzesco. It was a time of new inventions, scientific discoveries, and artistic masterpieces, and no doubt some Court intrigue...
Mark your calendars now! Remember, this event includes all meals from Friday night (soup kitchen) through Sunday (lunch), including a delectable Saturday night feast, and a cozy bunk in an enclosed cabin for two nights!
Site opens 13 MAR 09, 3:00 p.m.
Site closes 15 MAR 09, 12:00 p.m.
Directions to Star Route 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 From the South: Take Hwy. 101 north to Route 154 exit (State Street) in Santa Barbara. Go straight across State Street and follow the signs for Rt. 154. Go approximately 16.5 miles from the beginning of Rt. 154. Turn left on the road that leads to Camp Whittier, Rancho Alegre Camp, and the Ranch Camp (there are signs at the junction). Go all the way to the end/top of this road, to St. Vincent de Paul Ranch Camp.
From the North: Take Hwy. 101 south to Route 154 exit (towards Los Olivos) near Buellton. Go approximately 19 miles on Rt. 154. Turn right on the road that leads to Camp Whittier, Rancho Alegre Camp, and the Ranch Camp (there are signs at the junction). Go all the way to the end/top of this road, to St. Vincent de Paul Ranch Camp.
Note: The road from Route 154 to the site is rough and portions are unpaved or only partially paved. Very few motor homes and only some fancy sports cars are able to negotiate this road, so please think ahead. Always drive slowly and carefully up to the site. There are some narrow stretches where only one car can drive through.
Barwnes Rhieinwen Cyfarwydd ferch Angharad
Barone Umberto Lodovico Scolari & Barwnes Rhieinwen Cyfarwydd ferch Angharad
THL Catherine Ainsdale of Lancashire
Shire of Darach (Santa Barbara, California)