Monday, February 18, 2008

The Battle of Olustee

One of our favorite Reenactments, The Battle of Olustee, is an all day experience. We usually leave around 4:30 to 5:00 A.M. and get home around 11:00 P.M.. It's always a blast, but by the time we get home, we're exhausted!! This year the four eldest Dischers and the Stokes rode with us. Thank you all for making the day EXTRA special.

A little gaming the night before the battle, while the parents are out to dinner

"Settlers of Catan"

Hmmmm, while everyone is busy, what "fun" can I have?

CHOCOLATE CAKE, mmm mmmm. Oh No, I've been caught!!

More Gaming

"Made for Trade"

Ariana preparing nicely ironed reenactment attire for the next day

Gracie doing a little "expressive reading"


Gabriel and Michael make tubes for the gunpowder

The "Regimental Band" playing before the battle

Marching to the battlefield

(Jordan, RG, Michael, Pete, Ben, Gabriel, Matthew and Daniel)


(Kitty, Christiana, Grace and Mary)

The Gang




Christiana and Jonathan

Lovely Ladies and Littles

(l to r) Grace, Christiana, Kitty, Liv, Sarah, Ariana

(littles) James, Mary, Jonathan

Ya don't say?!?!?!?!

(Sarah, the only sane one in the group)!!

Reba and Ariana

Reba gave the girls lessons on some new Civil War dances.

They had a GREAT time. Thanks Reba !!

Thats all we have for today folks.

See ya next time for some more exciting