Caution: This is a picture-intensive post.
My Saturday started much like any other - with me ironing in a petticoat and pin curls:
|(Not actually a normal Saturday activity.)|
Brian the Engineer and I journeyed to Fort Norfolk, where there was a lot going on.
|You gotta love a fife and drum.|
|These two were so cute!|
|This guy could tell you anything you wanted to know about 19th Century medical supplies and equipment.|
|Yes, these beds were being slept in as part of the re-enacting weekend.|
|It seemed like quite a cozy set-up, actually.|
|I mean, at least they weren't sleeping in the dungeon.|
|There was also a temporary museum set up in one of the buildings.|
|I was enchanted by the tiny lace baby bonnet.|
I still had a bit of sewing left to do - attaching the buttons to the cockades I helped make for the Victory Ball.
|At least I wasn't still sewing on my dress! :p|
At noon there was a flag-raising ceremony, with a 15-star American flag.
|Watching the ceremony with my new friend Erin|
|And her adorable baby boy|
Afterwards everyone processed to the water's edge for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the fallen.
We heard from both the American and British military about the Battle of Craney Island.
And of course the traditional gun salute.
|Hip, hip, huzzah!|
And then more wandering around the fort:
Brian the Engineer had to find a manly photo-op, of course.
|Cannons are serious business.|
And we got a historical perspective on the battle from both sides:
|Jordan and I were listening intently.|
|I swear I wasn't bored by the presentation - just tired from the day.|
|My hair was tired, too. :p|
- Sunscreen is not optional.
- Neither is water.
- Boyfriends have pockets. :)
|"Hmmm... Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey."|