Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bunkin' in the Barracks

Matthew and I arrived home safely this afternoon from his class trip to historic Old Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario.

The grade 7 class from Rhema Christian School went through simulated training as British troops and then were enlisted in the British Army. We marched a lot over the last two days so Matthew and I are nursing our wounds. We both struggle with foot problems.

Last night we slept in the actual barracks where soldiers bunked during the 19th century. All the guys were in one room and the girls were in another. The beds were uncomfortable and the mattresses were bumpy but we had a lot of fun. Matthew (pictured in the center) was a good soldier (better than his dad). We had to leave the barracks, traverse the parade square, cross the moat leave the protected area of the fort to get to the washroom. It was 3:30 a.m. when I made the journey this morning in my night wear and slippers. Lots of fun! NOT!

We had a great time but it will be nice to sleep in my own bed. Unfortunately I can't do that until Friday evening. I have to work tonight and tomorrow night.

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