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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Wild, Wild West....almost...

Last time I was on a journey through military history.  This time it's cowboy land.
This past weekend Brad and Kami were participants in a western re-enactment at Old Bedford Village in Bedford, PA.

The village is eye candy for anyone who loves old log buildings and primitive antique furnishings.  They also feature craftspeople demonstrating in some of the houses.  Their events include many presentations from the colonial and French and Indian, up through WW2 and Viet Nam.

The path from the visitors' center into the village.

The cowpokes hanging out on the porch making deals and telling tall tales.

The gunsmith at work.

Rides on the stagecoach were available.  Don't know if there were any bank deliveries on board.  There weren't any holdups while we were there.  Who on earth is that character in the red muscle shirt???  I think he needs to be hauled off to jail for indecency.

Brad and Kami stayed in this cabin for the weekend.  Those are some of their friends on the porch.

And here are our kids in their working clothes.

They had been cooking for their group all weekend on the wood-fired cookstove in the background.
It got mighty hot in the kitchen in this weather.

They slept in the rope bed.  The mattress is stuffed with straw.

This cowboy was riding around taking his horse through the paces.

Not exactly a quick draw.

The herb garden.  One of my favorite places.

I could live in this log house.  It reminds me of homes deep in the valleys of the Blue Ridge mountains.

Riding off into the afternoon sun.

We drove off into the sunset in my new used car.  Yeah that's me in my worst god-awful baggy jeans standing in front of the historic Zion church near our place.

So far there have been no cats in this post.  They want their much-deserved recognition so here are Deiter and Izzy helping Mom with her sewing.

This is about all cats choose to do when it's hot.
I think they have the right idea!

Hope you're having a great summer.