Sunday, April 09, 2006

"The Red Coats are coming!!!"

"The Red Coats are coming! The Red Coats are coming!!"
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What a beautiful day to be outside! We went to a Revolutionary War Reenactment. The Battle of Bound Brook, one of the battles in New Jersey during the American War for Independence, occurred on April 13, 1777 and resulted in a defeat for the Continental Army who were routed by about 4,000 troops under British command.
The weekend events result in a big 'camp' site with set ups of many period type activities. We had a great time walking through the encampment and then going over to the battlefield to watch the great battle.
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The guns and canons were loud but the girls are no strangers to battlefields, guns, canons, and people running around yelling and screaming. The were unphased and went about their business playing with little rocks and flowers they found in the grass. It's obvious that they are children of reenactors!!
It was such a gorgeous afternoon. We were outside until around 6PM. The girls are noticeably tired; each playing in a different room now alone. It's nice though... usually they are fighting and making a huge MESS! I hope that this lull lasts another hour until bed time.
We're headding to PA again tomorrow for the day to check out the area. I am looking forward to seeing more houses out there and more areas within the 20 mile radius of the prospective workplace!!


Tracie said...

Oh Gabi you know that I seen my first re-enactment a couple years ago down south in Alabama (hey your birth place)!! These soo rock!!! Thanks for taking cool pics and telling about the glorious day you had.

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

oh my gosh! I can't imagine. I am sure I would get way too upset.
You are so funny.