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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Fighting, Not Me!

Our Location today is Apopka, Florida.

With the furnace set not too hot but warm enough to be comfortable and because I had not slept too well on Thursday night by the time that I laid my head down last night I figured that I’d sleep right through until late this morning. Wrong! I kept waking throughout the night feeling cold and every time that I’d lay back down I was warm but soon again I was cold.
RV on a hook. Not what we want to see.
If you can remember the comic strip Family Circus and the mother asks who broke the vase or tracked in the mud the culprit was always exposed as Not Me. Well when I explained to Kathy about my constantly disappearing covers she told me that same person Not Me had taken them. Man he must have slipped in to the trailer when I wasn’t looking because I didn’t invite him.
Pedal Power Antique Collectables
Chainsaw Artist. Very Impressive.
Once breakfast was out of the way we were in the truck and driving out to Mount Dora, Florida. First we spent a short while walking the aisles of the local Flea market and other than a new brush to clean the barbecue and some locally grown produce we purchased we did leave all the other fleas behind. It was interesting just walking around checking things out.  Most things were new and a lot was used but some things were quite original and some were old fashioned items.  There were a lot of homemade things as well like arts and crafts. 
Families dressed in Period Clothes.
Kettle Made Popcorn.
After having a light lunch of hotdogs and a pop we wandered over to explore the tent city. It’s not often you see a tent city these days unless it’s a political protest but this was different. The tent city I’m referring to was filled with Civil War Re-enactors. For over twenty years people have gotten together to re-enact The Battle of Townsend’s Plantation. The Renninger’s family allows this gathering to take place on their property as a way of keeping alive the history that helped to shape the United States of America into the proud country that it is.
The people who participate in these re-enactments are history buffs and it has become a hobby for them. They buy there own uniforms, weapons and all kinds of paraphernalia that would have been the norm for the military in that time period out of their own pockets. They do not get paid to do this and supply their own transportation to these events sleep in these tent cities for the weekend and even pay for the black powder that they use. The horses, uniforms, sabers, side arms, rifles, cannons and even Gatlin Guns that are used for these re-enactments are all privately owned by the people involved. It was all quite impressive and informative.
Gatlin Gun at work. 
Bugler playing Taps after the battle has ended.
By 4:00 the battle was over and most people like Kathy and I were on our way to find a restaurant to have supper. We stopped at Golden Corral and even though it felt like we ate sensibly about an hour later we were both saying we ate too much. So in order to walk some of the discomfort off we went to Walmart to do what else Grocery Shopping.
We finally got everything home and put away by 8:30 making it over a ten hour day for us.  It was a long day but we enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. yeah what a great day you had...and I'm glad "Not Me' is over there and not over here :)

  2. Sounds like you had a fund day exploring and learning a bit of history as well.

  3. Nice day....we would have enjoyed the Civil War reenactment. Much better to go to the grocery store when you are full!
    Have a great day...enjoy!

  4. You just gotta love the people who participate in reenactments ... they really get into character