It was my first year at this particular reenactment event and was definitely one I was looking forward to, especially upon seeing photos of the castle from friends that have already been there. Fort Niagara also has some pretty cool history behind it.
I set out early Friday evening when I met my travel homies at around 5pm and we made the 4-5 hour drive to Youngstown, NY. It was about 10pm upon our arrival and I was immediately taken in by the night time scenery, from the beautiful Lake Ontario to the castle (I have what might be a rather unhealthy obsession with castles).
After we unloaded our stuff into the tents, I went for a walk, briefly visiting the castle and using that time to observe and take an "I have arrived" selfie.
The night time weather was quite lovely, making the night spent in a tent a very pleasant one.
I got up the following morning and went for a little jog (as I typically do at these events) and in doing so, I was able to take in even more of the scenery.
For this event, I decided to wear one of my newly sewn outfits and I set out on my exploring expedition.
A bird was also chilling in the rafters. It turned out that the nest was nearby.