We returned to Fort Stevens State Park for a few days. We like this park a lot, and know it well, having spent three months working here in 2009.
Different groups put on reenactments in the the historical area of the Park. In 2009, we worked at a reenactment of the WWII Allied landing at Normandy Beach.
This time we saw a fur traders' encampment, commemorating the first permanent American settlement in the Pacific NW in 1811. Men and women dressed authentically and worked at crafts of the time, such as blacksmithing, bead trading, wood working, and gun smithing. A very colorful event.
OK, OK. I was too tired to take more pictures. We had hiked almost three miles to get there. All I could think about was the three miles back! And that our fool dog would immediately want to play ball upon setting paw back in the RV. Which he did.