It is named after this river. Funnily enough, it's called the Lester River.
I am about this close (see, I’m holding my fingers a millimeter apart) to being a re-enactor type geek myself so I really dig this sort of thing. I’m a history geek and a costuming buff but I’ve never been able to settle on a time period. Also, I’m too busy to travel all around doing it and the paraphernalia involved can be quite spendy.
So, I’m a stalker of re-enactors and let me tell you, this guy rocked! He was a font of information, he brought it all alive, and he appealed to all ages.
He almost talked me into firing his flintlock but I actually backed out because I am a klutz. I have certain unwritten rules (which are now written) about my klutz-dom. 1) No bungee jumping 2) No sky diving 3) No flint lock rifles
My daughter was interested in re-enacting hip hop voyageurs.
There was a blacksmith
Friends just chillin'
And the centerfold spread from Better Homes and Teepees.
The best thing though? Lester River Park is right next to Lester River Golf Course and all festival long, the fine folks were blasting off some serious cannon fire. Each time I almost crapped my pants and my ear drums began bleeding, but all I could do was wrap myself in the warm thought of some precious white guy trying to putt when that baby went off...
The canoe was cool as well. I can't imagine flipping it back over after it tips...
Onto other things:
The Department of Homeland Security has deemed me to be non-threatening.
Let's have a caption contest!
"I'm here from the Government, I want to help."
"Bond, James Bond"
"If I look like my photo, please call a doctor"
Our entire family is now passported (kind of like teleported but the trip takes a hell of a lot longer). We're planning a trip to Toronto next year so we wanted to make sure we got all official before hand.
And last but not least, I spent the rest of today getting ready for next Saturday as we have our day of crafting at Kelly J's Quilt Shop. My Charitable Crafters group will be making stockings and stocking stuffers for our "Stuff a Stocking" project.
It's a free day with free fabric, free yarn, free patterns, and free tasty treats. Kelly J's will also give discounts on fabric purchased for the project.
I will also combine some donated books
With some donated fleece
to make a couple free prizes.
There will also be a prize for knitters
That's over 1600 yards of WoolPak. Enough for a sweater and it felts great too.
So, if you're interested, stop by Kelly J's next Saturday from 10-3 and we'll quilt and sew and knit and crochet and have a fun ole time.
But, tomorrow? I'll be snuggled down with these
Cuz it's my birthday and I'll read if I want to...