Yesterday, Lindsey (my homeschool tutor) took me to a Civil War Weekend reenactment at Liendo Plantation near Navasoto, Tx. When we got there we scouted the place a bit but after a while, Lindsey got tired of pushing me in my manual wheelchair and sat by some girls. They were talking about how some women dressed up like men so that they would get called to the battlefield but if they did get caught, men would kill them. Anyway at two o clock, the civil war started! Their wasn't any ammunition used in the battle but their was still gunpowder. The soldiers still had to be careful not to aim and shoot directly at an another soldier because the gunpowder might rocket out into someone's face. I don't know how many times I startled during the battle but it was loud, especially the cannons. It was cool to see all the air rings sometimes when the guns and cannons shot. Honestly, I don't know who won in that battle because I was confused about who was who. There was a huge plantation mansion and back in the day, they had over 300 slaves. I didn't get to go in because of my wheelchair but I know it was also one of the earliest cotton plantations. I did learn that there was a lot of yellow fever going around at that time and it was really cool to see everyone dressed like they would in that time period. The silverware they used was shaped completely different. I kinda liked this old gun they had in the souvenir shop but I guess I'm too old to play with that kinda stuff now so I didn't get it. Overall, I enjoyed the battle!
My name is Cameron Broyles, I'm 16 years old and I started my blog 5 years ago when I was 11. I have paraplegic cerebral palsy and cannot communicate in a traditional fashion. I am home-schooled now but I used to go to main stream public school. My love of exploring first began with going on field trips to learn about history. I play power soccer and it's become my sport of choice! I am originally from Texas but now I live in Colorado and LOVE it! I love to travel and explore but the majority of times it is much more difficult than the average person. I want this blog to not only be my mouthpiece for my friends and family but also give some ideas and maybe light a spark for other people with disabilities to get out and explore life! I was first coerced into starting a blog from my mom and dad and I have to admit that sometimes it's not my favorite thing to do but what I love most about having a blog for these past 5 years is that it's a daily reminder of all my blessings from God and how grateful and thankful I am for everything I have in my life.