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.

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Francesca!  Sharkey!  Come quick!  I think we may have accidentally traveled back in time!

1 Francesca! Sharkey! Come quick! I think we may have accidentally traveled back in time!

All of these people are dressed in the traditional garb of the late 18th century.

2 All of these people are dressed in the traditional garb of the late 18th century.

And look here, girls!  It's a tent like the ones soldiers used during the Revolutionary War!

3 And look here, girls! It's a tent like the ones soldiers used during the Revolutionary War!

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!

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!

These simple two pole tents are called wedge tents and were designed to be easily set up and dismantled for traveling soldiers!

5 These simple two pole tents are called wedge tents and were designed to be easily set up and dismantled for traveling soldiers!

Come on, girls.  Let's find out what these people are doing here!

6 Come on, girls. Let's find out what these people are doing here!

Excuse me, kind maiden!  You see, we are quite confused.  Why are all of you dressed in such odd outfits?

7 Excuse me, kind maiden! You see, we are quite confused. Why are all of you dressed in such odd outfits?

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!

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!

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...

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...

Why hello, little miss!  May I partake in some of your meal?  I am but a simple peasant dog, begging for scraps!

10 Why hello, little miss! May I partake in some of your meal? I am but a simple peasant dog, begging for scraps!

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?

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?

Comments (11)

  • Aw, I want to go on a drive with Uncle C. He seems to find such nifty places on his journey.

    So GK did you rustle up any grub? :)

    Happy Monday!
    gail

  • Good Morning F, S & GK

  • Good Morning F, S & GK

    I can't imagine wearing all those clothes in the heat! Back then didn't they have summer clothes? My mom with her hot flashes would never survive in those outfits. GK how was the food?

    So the weekend is over :( but I spent lots of time with mom :) Yesterday we baked all afternoon. She was doing some cursing because her blueberry cake stuck to the pan and ended up in the trash. The cookies came out great :)

    Last night the rain came down so fast and hard I thought we were going to need a boat! We had a record rainfall in our area 8 inches of rain in a few hours. Our family a few towns over lost power, we got lucky never lost power. I was having a time out while all this was going on I decided I needed to chew a little paper and it ended up being mom's new magazine :(

    Zoe

  • Good morning son,
    A simple peasant dog, eh? Really? Well, if that is what you think, then so be it. But, don't forget you have a couple titles. So you are Champion/Grand Champion Emperor GK, ruler of the peasant dogs. Uncle Carlos, did GK get into the catnip or something? Hehehehehehehe
    No deck time this morning. The deck is soaked. Poured last night. Poured along with thunder and lightening. Yuk.
    We were so busy working in the new kennel this weekend. It is moving along but there is still a lot to be done. I will have to play catch up with the comments that came in on Friday.
    Can't wait to hear from everyone.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Hello Girls & G.K. & all my Glue Squad Buddies,
    Back in time, huh, G.K., and a peasant dog. You have me laughing on the floor and rolling G.K. A peasant dog, NOT!!! What a fun excursion however. We have heard of these re-enactments, especially back East. They do cowboys and Indians here in the West. How great that Uncle Carlos is always up for fun and takes you all to these places.

    I was busy supervising all this house painting and getting the old carpet up for the new, over the weekend. My kingdom will soon be back in order. Had a lot of rain over the weekend, and I don't like it at all. Snow any day, but not rain. I am anxious to hear of everyone elses weekend. Hope all are cool and well and have a GEM of a day.
    Love and licks,
    Ruby

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, Handsome GK, you sure had fun wondering all around that great camp with all of those nice people and you learned a lot about what they were doing about an army from many years ago! Where was Uncle Carlos who took you there? I'll bet you got some nice food from that cute little kid and you sure met some nice people, also! Did you go over to Martha's Lily Pond home later? Sure love to see it, too! Be sure to hug Uncle Carlos for me! Haven't seen any comments from our Glue Squad buddies yet so will check back later! Have a great day everyone! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+ PS My Mom loves those new photos at the top of Martha's blogs and today's photo of Martha and her horse is wonderful to see!

  • Hello F,S, GK and all the GS buddies:
    Happy Monday to all! This re-enactment looks pretty neat - I think we could get into something like this very easily - if there is food involved then Riley boy would surely be there!
    The weekend was a lot cooler up here, it was lovely at night and we walked a good deal. Looks like the Wallace household is coming together very nicely, living in chaos cannot be easy on Ruby - I know we like a nice orderly day - Riley really starts to get upset when things start moving around - he's just now starting to settle down from our move. We'll look forward to hearing about the end of the renovations. Well, gotta go now, need to check out the backyard I think we have raccoons - they try to fish in our pond, so far no luck.
    Love and beardie bounces, Martha, Riley boy and Miz Lu.

  • What fun finding a re-eactment of the civil war... We have those out here as well. G. K. and F & S you guys just get right in there , don't you! Uncle Carlos has it hard schlepping you guys all over ... I'd love to have that job!

    Got to run to the library so am rushing
    Hello and hugs to all here
    Miss kitty didn't come home till 7:00 am. :-(

    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

  • Hello Handsome G.K., Francesca, Sharkey and my glue squad buddies,
    How nice to see a revolutionary war re-enactment camp! The people certainly had invested some time in getting their traditional clothes and tools together. I wonder if G.K. got any food from the little girl? I think you were just being humble saying you were a peasant dog, we all know you are a Grand Champion and Maddox's son. The blood line alone should be royal Chow Chow dog.
    Zoe, you must have been doing paper craft stuff, getting clippings ready for a card? Just say its craft work and maybe your creativity will be rewarded. Dudley, we had cooler temperatures too and thunder storms. Our garden is doing great! Little pumpkin plants and zucchini now, tomatoes ripening, strawberries and carrots starting. One of the pumpkin plants started from Herman's Halloween pumpkin that was used as compost last year.
    Maddox, you must tell us about the new kennel. Ruby, hope your carpet gets finished soon. Kirby, how is your sore tail? Black Mama and Kitty, I am sending my finest purrrrs. Mom is working on lobster claw pendants in her metal shop. The prototype is 3D, new stuff. Abby is helping out,snoring.
    Off to read... Hugs for my friends,
    James Byron Dean the persian cat

  • Hi everyone,
    That excursion sure looked like fun GK. Mis said that they do this everyday in Old Salem here in Winston-Salem, except it's not war re-enactment. Just day-to-day life back then. That's where Mis's sis and brother-in law are going tomorrow for their monthly escape from reality. Maybe they will bring back some of those Moravian cookies. Yummmm!
    Hope everyone is well and had a good weekend. Abby, still feeling better? Sure hope so! The heat is nothing to mess with. It's been a little cooler here but we still seem to be getting daily rainfall. Thunder Saturday night sent Zeke and me into hiding. Izzy seems to have outgrew that fear. She's just walking around howling at us to get-a-grip. The flooding was real bad in the mountains this weekend Mis said. Glad we live in the flat lands away from rivers and streams. Although there was more talk of that coastal place that they want to move to. They have seemed to forgotten about the hurricanes. HA!
    I got in big trouble for running the cat called Pungo last Thursday. I lost my mind! All I saw was that fur that looks so much like a raccoon. The prey drive got a bit out of hand and I got some fur. I really know better but I lost my good sense! He's alright but Mis sure came down on me. Pungo and me made-up the next morning on the deck. He freely came over and kissed me on the nose. I really don't mind cats, but I've not learned how not to chase them when they are in the yard. I can recognize them in the house and on the porch but when they get in the yard, the prey drive hits and oh, no!! This week Mis has planned a project that will basically protect me from myself with regard to the cats. Something about a Catio. although it also means that me and the cousins will lose some freedom too! We'll see how it goes, but I dare say that there will be some unhappy pets in this household!
    Beardies, watch out for those raccoons. They can be a pawfull! Ruby, hope your home gets back to normal soon. Ours is in a perpetual project mode. Always things changing. Zoe, your mom should have made blueberry trifle with the cake. Add abit of whipped cream and custard, yum!
    Okay it's lunch time. See ya! Dixie Boy

  • Simple peasant dog, eh? Whew...some tall tales goin' on there. But if you got some snacks, why not!
    Sorry we are late today. Today was library day for our human cousins Kayla and Logan. Logan, age 7, finished his twenty books for the program so he graduated and received his t-shirt. Kayla, age 13, finised her books the second week of the program! Congrats Kayla and Logan! They are both really great readers. Brutus and I are certain we inspired them somehow.
    We had rain all Saturday morning, but only measured 1/2 inch. And the temps never got above 75 all weekend. We helped Mom and Dad open all the windows (and we have lots) Saturday afternoon. It certainly feels great with the breeze blowing through the house.
    Here in Lebanon we have a Civil War encampment re-enactment every fall. It's really neat to see how the army operated way back then. But....they blast a cannon about once every hour. That makes Brutus go NUTS!
    Must be off. It's about time for the shadow to be over the patio and I can lay out on the settee and watch the goings on on the bike trail.
    Pugs and Kisses!
    Max....ever on the alert!

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