Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tall Ships Festival, Part 2b

Part two (and proof that we indeed saw Tall Ships!)

The buildings in the back were originally warehouses used to store cargo brought in on the ships. Today they have been converted to condominiums and businesses.

There were quite a few historical reenactors and we spent a while talking to them and trying to learn some English history. These soldiers were representing the Zulu War of 1879.

Emerson took it upon himself to personally shake each soldier's hand. He'd go up and pull on their jacket or arm and say over and over, in his cute two year old little voice, "Can I shake your hand, can I shake your hand?"

Then he moved onto the next one ...

This picture cracks me up, because it's so true to life. The beautiful, wonderful chaos of children ... Jackson is holding his ears because of the ship cannons going off while Mathis is trying to pull his hands out of his ears for the picture. Emerson is looking for the next soldier's hand to shake and the soldier is oblivious to it all and thinking only of the picture.

And he's off ...

Another ...

Still at it ...

Another one down ...

It was loads of fun to climb aboard the ships and explore them ...

A very serious sailor :)

This from down below ... perfect for a couple of rooms in our house!

And last, but not least, this is for the Wall family ... because they DO love ice cream!!

Whew, finally we can move on to other posts. I am so tired of looking at these pictures for the last week!


  1. Hate to tell you this but the pictures aren't showing up=/ Also remember the 2 button toilet flush? The small button is for light flushes and the bigger for um... more substantial flushes=)

  2. I'm disappointed not seeing the pictures too, hope you've complained to Blogger.

  3. Sorry, I won't be able to fix this problem ... I'm going to jump off a cliff, i think it will be easier that way