September 28, 2010

Brandywine Revolutionary War Reenactment

 The Brandywine Reenactment last weekend was great! There were over 700 soldiers. It was definitely one of the bigger reenactments. We met a lot of people who flew over from Britain just to be a part of it. The leader of the Crown Forces was a Scotsmen, I heard some reenactors saying they couldn't understand a word he was saying. :D There were tons of sutlers, a lot of cavalry and even a bagpiper!

The first day was really hot but still lovely and the next day it was cloudy and rained a little bit. The humidity in the air kept the smoke from the muskets close to the ground. It was very neat to see. We even saw smoke rings being blown from the muskets and huge smoke rings blown from the cannon.

The rain didn't deter people. There were tons of spectators and reenactors. 

We had fun, although we got lost on the way there and almost lost a tire (long story, that has something do do with only half of the roads having roadsigns and many others having repeat names.) We didn't end up sleeping over, I was feeling sick. We still had a great time and the battlefield was great, it was a huge field with a big stone wall and a little bit of forest.

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  1. thats amazing! I would love to go to a rev war event! We don't have any here in VA that I have heard of besides our homeschool events. Oh and by the way do you dress up? I would love to see a photo of you at an event sometime. :) Please!!!? :) You don't have to post any if you don't want to, but I am curious to see you all dresses up.

    In Christ,

  2. Hey Rebecca, a lot of the people at the event were from VA. I do dress up but I don't like photos. This time I was wearing a dress I had made in hast the night before out of the only tablecloths I could find at the thrift store here--a loud pink. I couldn't believe I actually went looking like a giant wad of chewing gum! :D
    Hopefully I'll make a new skirt to go with it, then I will take a photo. I normally never have photos of me at events because I am the only one who brings a camera. :D

  3. I was here! And we didn't know each other then but we saw eachother! weird huh?


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