Mission San Luis, here in Tallahassee, had a day of special activities and we went with friends to take it in.
There were visiting historical interpreters from the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, some of whom performed military drills. The cannon was fired.
Muskets were fired.
The first was new to me, called a hand gun. It came early in gun development.
Then came the matchlock.
And then the flintlock.
Here seven flintlocks were fired and two misfired, which supposedly is not a bad record.
The two men nearest kept their stance to the count of ten, in case it was a slow burn from the pan down to the charge.
Outside the fort, we walked through the living history exhibits and talked with the volunteer interpreters.
Their lunch prepared outdoors smelled heavenly. It smelled like Spanish bean soup.
It was a very warm day, but enjoyable.