Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Fort McHenry

Okay, so not much as been done on the quilt, but it's because I've been busy. Things aren't slowing down much either. Ever want to stop the world for just a weekend? Just to catch your breath?

Anyway, I participated in the activities at Defender's Day, an annual event around the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 at Fort McHenry. If you remember your U.S. History, Fort McHenry, and specifically the Battle of Baltimore was when and where the Star Spangled Banner was written.

Here are the guys of the Virginia Militia. A dashing lot aren't they?

To augment the food provided by the Fort staff, we cooked some beef in a reflector oven, a pie, and some cabbage and ham. It made for a nice demonstration and some tasty food for lunch and dinner.

We also had tea time. Debbie brought all sorts of yummy tea things - cakes, tea, jams, you name it.

It's always a good event and the evening program is awesome. The program ends with a military band/orchestra playing the 1812 overture with the Maryland National Guard firing their howizters at appropriate points. Then the raising of the 30ft by 40ft flag and playing the national anthem, followed by about 30 minutes of fireworks. Always a good show.


Anonymous Susan said...

That looks like fun!!

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to go to one of these events! They look like so much fun.

Ari (Baking and Books)

11:33 PM  
Blogger ML said...

Wow! That looks like it was a terrific day. What a fun thing to do.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Lori said...

Congratulations for making the top ten list of sewing blogs.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I had no idea about the sewing list thing. That's wild, since I haven't done too much sewing lately. I think my next project is going to be a woodworking one, but I can't blog about it. It's a present!

8:18 AM  

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