My everyday life has been hectic since we got back so this is the first time I have been able to post anything. :
This was me and my husbands first MAJOR event and at this moment all I can think to say is, WOW!!!! Did anyone else go?
[Unknown LJ tag]We left Indiana Thursday after my husband got off work at 3:3o pm. I have a little kids map of the US that I have always kept and colored in the states that I have been in and this trip allowed me to add two new states. W. Virginia and Pennsylvania. Next summer I hope to add more.
The whole weekend it either rained, was humid or when the sun came out you sweltered. Beyond that it was a fun weekend.
We drove until the rain and the darn narrow Interstate got to us and we got a hotel for the night. The next morning we got up and was on our way by 5 am. We got there and found our unit, set up our tent and was ready by the time they were letting the public in.
My husbands unit mustered for the first battle of the weekend then headed off. I stayed in our camp site cause I was expecting another female of our unit and I wanted to finish setting up the tent.
When the battle was over and our unit came back my husband wasn't with them. Of course all the bad things instantly ran through my mind then he walked up with someone. The humidity had gotten to him and on the walk back to camp he was suddenly perpendicular to the ground. It effected him enought that he was unable to battle the rest of the weekend. We spent the rest of the weekend touring the sutlers and the living history village.
One time while walking from the sutlers I was passing the Union guys heading to the battle field and I kept seeing guys darting out trying to leave formation. I thought 'this is too soon for them to desert' then after the third guy did it I heard some ladies 'yelling' for the guys. I turned and saw why the men were attempting to 'desert'. 5 or 6 soiled doves standing out in their unmentionables Yoo Hooing the guys. I started laughing and kept walking. As I passed another unit the officer on his horse saw this and told one of his guys to break away so he could chase him down. Which he did, pleasing the crowd. The ladies were part of the living villiage.
Sunday came and my husband and I were leaving early. We packed up and left just before the first battle started. We wanted to see the real battlefields. We got to the visitors center and found out that even a self drive would take at least 2 hours and we wanted to be on the road before noon so we found out the location to 2 monuments we wanted to see, toured the visitors center museum and I got me a frigd magnet then headed out to see the 2 monuments.
After seen them we started on our way home. Along the way we made plans that sometime next summer we were going to go back to Gettysburg take 2 days to tour there and then head south to Appamatox and Antidum, sorry about the spelling, and Harper's Ferry.
Our unit went to Hasting MI this past weekend for a reenactment there but my husband and I had too many commetments this past weekend to go. Our next reenactment will be Jackson MI. I can't wait.
Laura[Unknown LJ tag]