|A historic reconstruction of the original trading post playing host to visitors and costumed participants.|
Right now, I’m content to prioritize my travels to meet personal needs. In other words, what feels right to do, where I should go and folks I should see, right now. I want to see things and do things I’ve never done before, but I also want to maximize and enjoy my family and friends wherever and whenever I can along the way. This trip serves just these purposes, but those in paragraph one are more long-range personal goals.
|Historically accurate camps were established to educate and enlighten "Feast" attendees.|
|Native American Dancers|
After being instructed on how to properly hitch-up and stabilize the travel trailer to the tow vehicle for proper balance and stability – being a complete neophyte at any sort of trailer towing – ever – I slowly pulled the trailer out of the storage area and onto the county road. Pointing the nose of the tow vehicle toward the Interstate Highway exchange and onward to a new destinations and a new life experience.
|This French trapper/trader tells tall tales of his exploits to fair-goers.|
|Fur trappers would rendezvous at the fort annually for trade and rowdy fun.|
|A pioneer contemplates an 18th Century-style leather-craft purchase.|
|This pioneer youngster keeps her feel warm by the campfire. It was a cold day, after all.|
|A youthful fife corps braved the weather to entertain with with 18th Century music including "Yankee Doodle".|
|A colonial encampment. Note the barefoot lady on a cold, wet and muddy day.|
|Miserable weather or not, the show must go on. I enjoyed their performance and authentic costumes.|
|As this gentleman played the Scottish bagpipes.|
|This lady called the steps of the Scottish Dance.|
|An absolutely authentic flintlock musket.|
Speaking of music, there were various little venues where players were scheduled to play authentic music. I really enjoyed the music and fortunately had my pocket video camera with me.
I then, washed it through PowerDirector and created this video to share. It's still a fairly large file, but I hope you enjoy the music as much as I did. It's not rock, but this was the music of the common man during the times.
|Warming their numb fingers before their concert, the violinist first tried playing in gloves.|
|My first, full set-up of my new camping rig at site #23 at Wolfe's Leisure Time Campground near Lafayette, Indiana.|