Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Great Weekend at Fort Macon

Just to update, we had a very busy weekend at Fort Macon State Park. It's been quite a long time since I've seen that many visitors in the park. We had our displays set up in one of the fort's casemates and a couple of us participated in artillery demonstrations as requested by the host unit. Over the course of the two day program we saw between 4000 and 5000 visitors. With only 4 of us there on Saturday and 5 on Sunday it kept us very busy the entire time. I think I'm still recovering. All in all it was a good program and we will probably try to do it again.

3 comments:

Randy said...

Andrew:
It was great seeing you at Macon. This was my first time participating in a program there and my first infantry impression too! It was quite an education. Macon is important to me since it was the first CW site I visited as a child some 45 years ago. Being quartered there and drilling on the parade ground were real treats. All in all a great program and weekend.

Randy

Andrew Duppstadt said...

Randy,
It was nice seeing you as well. Its cool that Macon was the first CW site you ever visited. Believe it or not my first CW site was Gettysburg (I was living in PA at the time). Funny thing is, I don't really care much about Gettysburg now. I've gotten to a point where the big battlefields don't really trip my trigger. Anyway, I'm glad that people like you and Danny have such fond memories of your childhood battlefield trips. I think that's great and it speaks volumes about how dedicated you are. See you again soon!

Anonymous said...

Different childhood memories for me at Ft. Macon, our parents use to surf fish down at Ft. Macon. Anyone remember the ferry on the Emerald Isle end?

My sister and I use play "comwboys and indians" in the ruins of the fort. To go today and see how well it looks compared to those days is just great.

I like the book store is carrying Past Patters patterns, made a special trip to buy the new sheer dress pattern.

Well, go check the indigo vat, got to get things together for the colonial living history at Caswell-Neuse.
Jennifer