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.