July 11th, 2012
What we Stumbled Upon in East Hampton
Posted by Ghenghis Khan
On a recent trip to our home in East Hampton, at the far end of Long Island, New York, we were driving around with Uncle Carlos when he spotted a large gathering in a field. He stopped the car so that we could see what all the fun was about.
1 Francesca! Sharkey! Come quick! I think we may have accidentally traveled back in time!
2 All of these people are dressed in the traditional garb of the late 18th century.
3 And look here, girls! It's a tent like the ones soldiers used during the Revolutionary War!
4 There's actually a whole row of tents! And what is that man carrying? Is it...is it a musket for shooting? This is definitely some sort of army camp!
5 These simple two pole tents are called wedge tents and were designed to be easily set up and dismantled for traveling soldiers!
6 Come on, girls. Let's find out what these people are doing here!
7 Excuse me, kind maiden! You see, we are quite confused. Why are all of you dressed in such odd outfits?
8 Why you sweet dogs! We are part of the 3rd New York Regiment, a historical organization that recreates life as a Long Island soldier and his family during the American Revolution from 1775 to 1783!
9 Oh, what fun! So you all get to dress up in these costumes and pretend to be living during the Revolutionary War! I think I could get into this...
10 Why hello, little miss! May I partake in some of your meal? I am but a simple peasant dog, begging for scraps!
11 Francesca, did I just hear GK say that he's a simple peasant dog? Like all of these people, I think he's gotten a little carried away with this re-enactment stuff! Where's Uncle Carlos?
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