I’m going to rock you like a gravel road: A weekend at Monocacy!

I have a confession.  I don’t wear underwear when I do Civil War living history. No, instead of underwear, I wear period correct split leg drawers that come down to my knees.  There was this deliciously bizarre moment this weekend when the guys were pulling up their trousers comparing socks and drawers and I was […]

Halloween at the Heights: Artillery in Harpers Ferry

Firmly on the other side of the government shut down (ahem, for now) and before the government sequester sets in (sorry Sesquicentennial 2014), this past weekend was our annual jaunt to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia for Artillery Weekend. Let me rephrase.  Artillery Weekend! Taking a step backwards, this weekend I learned that the rumored government sequester (or as […]

Storming the fort: And thus, I stood outside Fort Roberdeau.

I stood outside Fort Roberdeau, because I didn’t have enough money to get in. Soooo, this weekend The Hubs, The Rowdy Boys, and I journeyed to glamorous central Pennsylvania, home of Penn State University and a surprising amount of cows.  This conversation happened: The Hubs to The Preschooler: What comes from cows? The Preschooler: Poop. I […]

Harpers Ferry: An “abominable” little town. And I love it!

After I graduated college and The Hubs came home from deployment, we volunteered with the living history department at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.  We did living history, we did archaeology.  We ate delicious barbecue at Red Hot and Blue!  We got a hamster. I’ll be honest.  When The Hubs interned there in college, I had […]