Monday, July 29, 2013

150th Gettysburg Anniversary

We now live in the south.  Officially.  It has taken some time to get used to, but we definitely saw the sign announcing we were crossing the Mason-Dixon line when we drove into the state.  We are just a town over from the historic site of the Battle of Bull Run (the first in the Civil War), and pretty much could head any direction and find another old battlefield.

My sister-in-law has started being a Confederate re-enactor in the last few years, so she traveled out to Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary festivities last month.  We drove straight north about 100 miles to see them and join in the fun.  It was a hot day with lots of people there, but it was interesting for sure.  I have always wanted to wear a hoop skirt and corset, but I think in the ninety degree heat that is best left to others.

When we went into town after, it was like being with a celebrity as so many people stopped and told Ravelle how they loved her dress. 

 Theo vacillated between carrying guns and umbrellas.  That's my son for ya.

 And Eli just enjoyed the day out in the sun.

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