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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Alamance County wanderings

We got to experience Colonial Living days at Alamance Battleground with a friend of mine (from grad school days) and her daughter Friday morning. There was a lot to see, including a demonstration of a musket firing and a cannon not firing (John and Daniel, to my surprise, didn't want to return after lunch for the actual cannonfire event- poor Isaac and I missed out), cider to be tasted, a spinning wheel and an iron smith to be watched. We got to see the short film about the Regulators again (lots of interesting under- and overtones to that one, in view of the current times), but had to leave to feed hungry tummies. We ended up picking up chicken at Hardees and taking a tailgate lunch to Cedarock park, where the boys enjoyed the playground after a nice moderate (for Mama and three boys!) hike. Daniel remains the champion fungus spotter, though John seems to be the most fascinated by it. All in all, we enjoyed our day of exploration! More photos here.

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