I had intended to have this blog post be a summary of the week, Saturday to Saturday, in order to include our quick trip to Boyne. But. It turns out I have quite a few pictures from this year's Colonial Kensington to share. Surprise surprise.
According to my blog, we only make it to this event every three to five years, but we enjoy it every time. As it worked out this year, my husband's company picnic was on the other side of the park from 11-2, so we just planned it so we could swing over here directly afterwards and have time to wander about visiting with the soldiers, listen to music and check out the hand-crafted goods for sale before the 4pm battle.
My kids are all at the age now where they don't fall victim to my camera nearly as much as they did when they were younger. They've become more elusive, so it's fun for me to bring my camera along to something like this just for my own creative release. Everyone's got to have something.
Benjamin Franklin shared his outlook on life and the colonies, was arrested, and then Mark followed him back to his tent to ask more questions. It was at about this time that the sky got dark, the thunder rolled and the rain started. Just in time for the battle. My camera and I scooted to get a spot underneath the shelter.
It was really raining.
I had asked someone where the Native Americans were this year. They were on the map, but definitely weren't there. Someone suggested they were fair weather Natives. I missed them.
We easily filled over two hours here, and while it was smaller than it's been in years past - we still recommend it. My other Colonial Kensington posts are available here:
And because it looks like the above link doesn't offer up the schedule events - here is a photo of the one we brought home for anyone that might check it out tomorrow.