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Reenactors come in all sizes and ages. Ft de Chartres, November 2013.

Another happy customer modeling his new clothing, Fort de Chartres, November 2013. I knew his name but forgot. There's so much to remember, especially when new faces arrive. Please drop me a line if you can help. Thanks!

Dave Fagerberg and lovely lady resting on the front porch of the Trading Post at Ft Frederick, April 2013. If you know the lady's name, please drop me a line so I can add it. Thanks in advance!

Bill McKelvie and John Kreaski traveled all the way from Colorado to visit Ft Frederick, April 2013. They're taking a rest after a lot of man-hours of shopping.

Kathleen McLaughlin (aka Mrs. Lee Offen) shopping in her new outfit she had bought the day before at Cobb Creek. Ft Frederick, April 2013.

The famous Rat Catcher. He told anyone who would listen that Cobb Creek had rats in its establishment. I shooed him away and his rat, too. Ft Frederick, April 2013.

Leanne Bechdel, Claire Moore and Christine McKelvie heading inside Ft Frederick fort walls for a Saturday night of festivities. April 2013.

Leanne Bechdel giving foot and leg relief to Janice Smith after a long day of work at Ft Frederick, April 2013. It is a wonderful treat, believe me.

Karen Burkett from Ohio trying a wig at the "Wig Shop". Ft Frederick, April 2013.

Tea time with Dave and Karen Krill, Steve Leinweber, John Kraeski, Vicky Harding, Dave Fagerberg and lady friend. Ft Frederick, April 2013.

Krista Delp of Virginia -- beautiful wife of Mike Delp of "Delps Stockings". Ft Frederick, April 2013.

Happy couple enjoying their complete new outfits at Ft Frederick, April 2013. If you know them, please drop me a line so I can add their names. Thanks in advance!

Among Cobb Creek Merchant's distinguished visitors are these very fun folks. In the red coat is Henry', a Frenchman portrayed by Gene Tesdahl who is also the Staff Historian for the "Journal of the Early Americas" publication. While being a model interpreter, he also... in Kathy's words, "He just cracks me up. I love him." Accompanying him are newly weds; his sister Summer Walter and her husband Andy. Summer is the Creative Director for the "Journal of the Early Americas".

Pat Lakin and Ed Wilde keeping warm. Fort de Chartres, Nov 2012.

Dave Wiederhold prepares the evening's dinner light; chandelier by Master Coppersmith Larry Ring. Gives awesome light from above - makes the whole marquee glow like a Halloween pumpkin, but easily "dimmable" for atmosphere. Fort de Chartres, Nov 2012.

Vickie Harding toasts another successful day for Cobb Creek.

Cobb Creek guest Chris Mason from Kent, Washington, always good at knowing where he was needed before anyone had to ask, arriving with the energy of two and a big grin. He was a blessing from set-up through tear-down and lots of fun. Fort de Chartres, Nov 2012.

Lisa Crews thrilled with her lucky find on a trade blanket; a beautiful 6-gallon cistern made by the late Master Coppersmith Larry Ring, at Fort de Chartres, Nov 2012.

Traditional Tea Time in front of Wilde Weavery's entertaining tourists over a bowl of popcorn at Fort de Chartres, Nov 2012. The three amigos left to right: Dave Wiederhold, Ed Wilde, and always dapper Pat Lakin.

Cobb Creek Merchants open for business. Fort de Chartres, Nov 2012.

Ed Wilde mixing up his batch of hot buttered rum for a yearly contest - sadly he did not win, but it was still very good … yum rum. Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous on the Green River in Wyoming, 2008.

The boys having afternoon tea everyday at 3 pm come rain or shine. Dave Krill, Larry Ring, Pat Lakin, Neill Fields, David Baird, Rufus Ayala, Ed Wilde and Dennis Duffy. Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous on the Green River in Wyoming, 2008.

The Longhunters---Mike Thornton, David Baird, Rufus Ayala, Pat Lakin, and Kyne Clark. Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous – Creede, Colorado, 2006.

Master Ring trying to figure out where the pink flamingos came from. Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous on the Green River in Wyoming, 2008.

Another use for our Cobb Creek Sign -- we charge to have your picture taken in it. Neill Fields was our first customer. Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous on the Green River in Wyoming, 2008.

Home away from home. A bed fit for a princess - me.

On top of a mountain in Cumberland Gap, Virginia, during a break between two events. Great time with great friends. Leroy, Frannie and Shawn Sanders of Fort Downing Traders, Larry and Kathy Ring of Cobb Creek Traders, Peggy and Dennis Earp of 96 District Storehouse, Dave and Karen Krill of Captain Krill’s Den of Antiquity and Shelly Bender of The Irish Maid.

Larry Ring with one of his many other women-Cherie Gichner--What can a lady do but turn her head?. Eastern Primitive Rendezvous, Muddy Run State Park, Pennsylvania, 2007.

Enjoying “Tea Time” – a favorite time of the day to sit, chat, entertain, and be mischievous, too! Kathy Ring, Vicky and Lou Harding, and Dave Wiederhold. Fort de Chartres, November 2007.

Dave & Debbie Wiederhold on a stroll exploring the ground spring, woods, and old cabins of Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair, May 2008.

Larry Ring’s copper bench full of treasures to be had. Mansker’s Station, May 2007.

Visiting California Girls, Gabi and Alyssa, resting from a day of rain and dainty mud stomping. Both granddaughters - Gabi is Teresa Hansen’s and Alyssa is Debbie Wiederhold’s. Mansker’s Station, May 2007.

Enjoying a lazy afternoon watching the tourists are Teresa Hansen and her sister Debbie Wiederhold. Mansker’s Station, May 2007.

One picture from a funny sequence full of laughs and smirks, here’s Karen and Dave Krill at picture time at Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair, May 2008.

The official Daniel Boone of Kentucky (Steve Caudill) posing as his counterpart, Sally, at the Eastern Primitive Rendezvous, Muddy Run State Park, Pennsylvania, 2007.

Barbara Duffy giving a young lass a hammered dulcimer lesson. Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous – Creede, Colorado, 2006.

Barbara Duffy entertaining with her beautiful music on the hammered dulcimer-- Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous – Creede, Colorado, 2006.

An evening of Farkle. Laura McKelvey, Ken Jansen, Bill Mc Kelvey, Christine McKelvey, Kathy Ring, and a young man visitor. Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous – Creede, Colorado, 2006.

Dining with elegance in the wilderness. Yes, it can be done! Captain and Karen Krill’s camp. Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous – Creede, Colorado, 2006.

Ladies having afternoon tea and guarding themselves and the tea with a blackpowder gun. Gail O'Dell, Barb Duffy, Kathy Ring and Ruth Allen at the Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous – Creede, Colorado, 2006.

Who says we can't have culture in the west! A wonderful cast here putting on Taming of the shrew at Rocky Mountain Nationals in 2008. Lead actress Christine McKelvey.

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