Saturday, July 5, 2003

Not their day job

Today's family day trip was to Old Fort Niagara. We went to see the re-enactment of the 1759 Siege of Niagara. Now, my hometown is near Gettysburg, so I am well familiar with people who participate in re-enactments. But nothing prepared me for the guys that played the role of the Indians in this French Indian battle. They were walking around in nary but a loin cloth. I was clicking away taking pictures when my dad noted "You are awfully interested in those Indians". To which I replied "Well, look at them! They are practically nekid!"

I was fascinated by the people that trooped around in heavy wool French and British uniforms in the ninety degree heat. They have been camping in canvas tents all weekend, cooking their meals over fires and attacking each other for our amusement each day at three o'clock. It makes my hobbies look rather half hearted.

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