Last weekend on Saturday, when I should have been sewing, I played hooky instead and took my girls to Greenville, the town I grew up close to, for their celebration of the ‘War of 1812’. They call it the Gathering at the Garst. There is shopping, food, fun for kids, some soldier reenactments, and cannon demonstrations. I ‘wore’ my camera like any good blogger (and Mom!) so I could document the day pictorially. My Mom went along, and we had a happy day!
Face Painting. The Teenager got her painting on her arm.
Middle Sister got a snake – can you believe it?! She tells me almost daily how mean I am cause I won’t let her have a pet snake. (insert eye roll)
Little Sister got a sun. She can be my little sunshine. Unless of course there is a dark cloud covering that sunshine!
…and lemonade shake-ups = summertime!
And ice cream! YUM!
The rat catcher was on the premises keeping the rodents at a minimum.
Fun for the kids – homemade bird feeders.
A game inside a teepee.
Inside one of the buildings in the encampment.
Soldiers. I think these were off duty. They were joking with the rat catcher.
Real live cannons! And they were ‘live’ that day!
Waiting on the cannons to fire. Plugging your ears when this close to a cannon is not an option it is NECESSARY!
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOOM!!
Do you like war reenactments? What did you do with your kids last weekend 🙂