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Cracker Christmas

On Sunday…….my mom, nephew, daughter and I visited Fort Christmas in Christmas Florida for “Cracker Christmas”!

Welcome to CHRISTMAS

Prior to departing I had a bowl of Wheat Chex with 1/2 a banana and 2% milk for breakfast.

Breakfast

On the drive we enjoyed Starbucks coffee.  I had a Grande Peppermint Mocha, one of my favorites around the holiday’s.  =)

Coffee

We arrived a little before noon and the place was pretty busy but not packed. 

Fort Christmas

Basically, Fort Christmas is a replica of a fort built-in 1837 during the Seminole Indian War that has a traditional Florida “Cracker” house and eight pioneer homes; a schoolhouse and lunchroom; a sugar cane mill and other historical farming equipment; and a gift shop.

And, every year the park hosts what they call Cracker Christmas in which they have “cracker” / pioneer demonstrations as well as tons of craft and food vendors.

This was our first visit to the park and what a beautiful day we had in order to enjoy them as it was in the 70’s warm with a clear blue sky.

First, we walked around the craft booths that were throughout the park.

Than, we ventured into the “cracker” / pioneer demonstration area to take a look at all the wonderful houses and presentations they had going on.

Pioneer Area

Old Pioneer Main House

Old Pioneer Main House (Stairs)

Old Pioneer Main House (Kitchen)

Old Pioneer Main House (Living Room)

Old Pioneer Main House (Bedroom)

Old Pioneer Main House (Storage Room)

Old Pioneer Main House (Garden)

Old Pioneer Area (Tent)

The above pictures only show about 1/2 of what we saw yesterday.  It was pretty impressive and very authentic.  We enjoyed everything!

After leaving the Pioneer area we had lunch. 

Sorry, I forgot to take a picture before we ate our pulled pork sandwiches and french fries….but I didn’t forget to snap a picture of the man who made the Kettle Corn we bought before leaving the park.

Kettle Corn

It was as good as it looks, YUM!  We purchased a huge bag to enjoy on the way home and throughout the week for that matter……….=)

What a nice day we had, the first “festive” one of the season for me.

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