Saturday, July 24, 2010

Civil War Day

Today was a day not fit for man or beast but we survived the 100+ degree temps at the Landis Valley's Civil War Day. They horses were kept in the shade until they were needed and didn't seem to be suffering. I felt so bad for the soldiers dressed in wool. Here are a few photos I was able to take. It's a bit hard when you're walking around with a 4 year old who's hot and thirsty and completely uninterested in everything that's going on around her.


"It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it."
- General Robert E. Lee


Faerie Moon Creations said...

We're experiencing horrible hot weather as well. :( Oh, how I FEEL for those re-enactors - but what they do is marvelous. And the poor horses - such beautiful creatures. Thank you for sharing the photos. Stay cool! Theresa

Kath said...

What fun, it sounnds very exciting.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jennifer Sweetie...
Oh I love this post. What wonderful photos you captured. If you could withstand the heat I am sure it was quite an experience. The horses are just beautiful.

I feel sorry for the soldiers in their wool uniforms. It has been so hot. How dedicated they are to perform on this day.

Thank you for sharing with me. I have so enjoyed my visit today.

Have a beautiful evening. I bet you are happy to be home. I know it is hot and humid there. Here in Phoenix, we only have HOT, HOTTER and even HOTTER yet.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Marydon said...

My Sherry (above comment) sent me over as my hubs is a major Civil War historian in the SCV.

Great write, beautiful pics.

We are in MD. Send me your email address ... we occasionally have bloggers gatherings which you might enjoy joining us.

My husband is reading your post now.

Have a lovely PINK weekend ~
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

Jeni said...

Great pictures Jen!!! I love that they were all looking at you... or maybe they were commiserating with your sweet 4 yr old daughter =)

Stay Cool!

Jennifer Rose said...

love when you pose pictures from there :)really like how you tinted the last photo :)

Rue said...

What a great way to spend the day - even if it was hot.

The Landis museum has been such a great place for your family adventures! I'm so happy that you got the gift of a membership so you can show us pics year-round!