Road Trip Time!

I am really excited to say we finally get to take a family vacation! This one is not only going to be a fun adventure but a learning experience for the kiddos as well!

As you may have seen the other day we do Civil War Reenacting. First let me explain what exactly that is. It is where a bunch of volunteers get together and relive the 1860-1865 area. We wear period clothing, sleep in period tents, cook over an open fire using cast iron, and we even use period lighting (lanterns and not flash lights). Pretty much the only “modern” thing we use is A- the cooler and B- the port a johns. We go camp out where people can come up and ask us questions about the time period and about the war. We spend countless hours studying, preparing, sewing (we make our own clothes) and we are always learning something new and exciting.  This is a great family adventure and our kids love showing off their 1860’s toys and clothes.

We are now starting to get into the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. So a lot of major things are happening. This year is one of the biggest- the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg and we are going! We will travel through at least 8 states with in 10 days for this trip. We are going to go visit some family in Virginia Beach, then go up to DC and show the kids some of those monuments, then we will end up in Gettysburg for a weekend. Then we will come home via a different route.

We are really excited to be a part of such a big event and to be able to take our kids to places like DC and Virginia Beach. We have our route plotted, our night stops marked and budget set, we figure in all, this trip will cost us about $1000. This is our first trip gluten free as well so it should be interesting to see what the East Coast has to offer!

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