Monday, July 21, 2008

The battle of Chrysler Farm

Last weekend we drove to Upper Canada Village which is in Morrisburg, Ontario, to watch the re-enactment of one of the battles form the War of 1812. My husband is a big history buff (that was his major in university) and although I never cared much for history in school, I now have a greater appreciation for it. Since our little visit to Gettysburg in March the boys have been more interested in learning about that period in history, so we all decided that the re-enactment sounded pretty interesting.
When we first arrived we walked through the tent city and visited some of the vendors and displays. The battle occurred after lunch.

Our first glimpse of some of the Canadian and British soldiers getting ready to take part in the battle.

Aidan and Carson listen attentively as one of the participants explains how to spin wool.

One of the tents in the tented city.

Some antique quilts hang in the breeze.

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