Thursday was gymnastics and library for the littles. The big girls stayed home and did their assignments. Friday we went to the Mankato History Fest. They have re-enactors from different time periods. It was a ton of fun.
|It is very important for your dragon to also have armor during medieval times.|
|Captain Jack and his wife took a picture with the girls|
|Civil War-they shot off the cannon several times. Very loud and smelly but neat|
|Trying on some chain mail|
|Princess was arrested when trying to enter the saloon. It took this poor boy quite a while to get those handcuffs on. They have to be screwed in.|
|They hauled her off to jail and I told them to throw all the kids in.|
|Civil War cannon is very loud!|
|And we had to get a little face painting in. We waited for all the school buses to leave and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. It was great.|
It was freezing yesterday when we went but warmed up a little during the day. It was in the 40s/50s the whole time we were there and the sun was blowing but it wasn't too bad. There were a few building so we could come in and get warm at the stoves.
The re-enactors spend Wed through Friday night at the campground; camping out in old fashioned tents. The frontier men were literally laying in the ground with a clothe over top of them held up by a few sticks. It poured the night before we went, almost an inch of rain, but the frontier men said that they were dry. Everywhere they were cooking over campfires for their meals also. Smell of campfire smoke everywhere. It was great and we will definitely head back there next year.