A Trip Back in Time
Sunday, Kim, Connor, and I crossed the county line and into Hobbitland territory for jaunt back in time to 1812. Every year, Grant County hosts Mississinewa 1812, a “Living History” event complete with battle reenactments, period vendors, magicians, fortunetellers, clowns, and some generally awesome food. It’s one of the highlights of October for me and I’ve only missed a single event in its 25 year history (for the birth of my son).
We had a great time, as always, though I think this year was just a little more special. Connor, now 9, was really in to it for the first time and that just added to the whole experience.
Of course we couldn’t escape without eating a bit and buying a couple of trinkets. As for the food, not bad. We shared a cinnamon roll, war balls, an apple dumpling, turkey stew, and a sausage sandwich. Oh, and Connor wolfed down a frankfurter :) We always end up out there light of wallet, but Connor brought home a replica padlock and I procured a tiny vial of black iron gallic ink just the same. Kim had her eyes on a beautiful hand-sewn bag, but at $20 we passed. I’ve been bummed about it ever since. She deserved it and I wish we could have snagged it for her. I guess I’ll have to make it up to her next weekend when we visit the Headless Horseman.
Anyway, here are a few pics from our journey back through time along the banks of the mighty Mississinewa.
We’re already counting down the days until next year.