This weekend we visited Beaufort, NC (which is only about 20 miles from us) to attend their annual Pirate Invasion!
Beaufort is part of North Carolina's Crystal Coast; Pirates run deep in Beaufort's history with Blackbeard himself having claimed it as a coastal haunt.
Beaufort's Pirate Invasion is a two-day reenactment of when Pirates, well, invaded Beaufort's Taylor Creek in 1747... that's a long time ago.
My little chick's were ready in their Pirate Hats...
We arrived as the villagers, and pirates, were getting ready to march to the waterfront:
We ran into Captain Jack Sparrow... wait, is that historically accurate? *wink*...
he was kind enough to pose for a picture with us Chicks.
I was thrilled... Natalie, not so much.
Then the Pirates Invaded! Cannons were blasting and smoke was billowing:
The Pirate camp was set up within the village.
Here's Blackbeard's digs... he must have been out when we stopped by, sorry we missed him:
This poor guy just looks sorry:
It was super hot out, I thought we might melt, but we had a great time! Next year we're planning to dress up for the event, lots of folks were. In fact, I'll admit I felt a little left out that I left my wench outfit at home.... *sigh*
Also on my to-do list is to take a tour of Beaufort on their darling red Double Decker bus!
Be sure to stop by tomorrow, I've got something sweet planned... literally!