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Oct 1, 2011 - Crossing Lake Champlain by Ferry--Surely you jest?
Back to New York after Hurricane Irene. We were of course diligently watching the local news and the weather. We were scheduled to be in Burlington, VT on Monday; however, Hurricane Irene changed our minds without any input from us. We knew that we were doing the right thing. We should have arrived in VT on Sunday, on the date of Hurricane (Tropical Storm) Irene’s arrival. We notified the RV park in VT that we were unable to arrive and that we would call back on Monday to get the status of the RV Park and to set our arrival date. That meant...Jump to full entry
Jun 13, 2010 - Fort Ticonderoga
On the 13th, the skies quit dripping and we decided to hit the road. We drove along the shore of Lake George and headed to Fort Ticonderoga. What a day we had. Our first stop was at a pond which seemed to be a filled quarry. The frogs croaked – the air was filled with their noises. We finally saw them and they were tiny little things to be making such a big noise. The visitor’s center, in Ticonderoga, was very helpful. We headed to the fort, deciding to go up Mount Defiance after we went to the fort. The fort was built by the French in...Jump to full entry
Jun 3, 2010 - Historic New York State
Even though I know better, when I think of New York, I think of New York City, so it seems really strange to be in New York State and be driving through all these heavily wooded hills, and little towns nestled in little valleys, but that is what we did all day today. We drove the back roads to Saratoga, Glens Falls and finally Ticonderoga. Saratoga is noted for its historic houses, racetrack, (lots of horse stuff all around) and mineral springs. We visited a lovely old estate garden, Yaddo Garden, now a retreat for artists, passed by the...Jump to full entry
Aug 25, 2008 - Ft. Ticonderoga, NY
On Monday we drove through some of Vermont’s beautiful farm land with its rolling hills and views of the Adirondack Mountains on the other side of Lake Champlain. Each vista was more beautiful than the next as we made our way across Lake Champlain and to Fort Ticonderoga. Fort Ty has a long history dating back to 1755; it has been passed through the years from the French to the British to the Americans and back to the British before being purchased by the Pell family in 1820. The Pell family restored the ruined fort and it was opened to the...Jump to full entry
May 22, 2008 - Lake Champlain and Ft. Ticonderoga
I must confess that Ft. Ticonderoga is a name buried in my elementary learning years ago. My vague recollection was that it had something to do with the revolutionary war (correct), but it probably stuck in my head because it is such a large and impressive word. . .TICONDEROGA. . .certainly big enough to impress a 6th grader. It was orignally named Carillon because the French built it and I think after stocking and sampling a shipment of Burgundy wine they heard the sounds of a Carrillon (allegedly a water fall, which we sure didn't see,...Jump to full entry
May 19, 2008 - Snow!
We are headed back to New York for Mark’s graduation. We left Madison (the town next to Skowhegan where we have secured our RV spot for the summer) this morning under chilly gray skies. As we drove along Willis sounded like this… 1. Starting out this morning… “It sure is chilly, looks like it might rain.” 2. After entering New Hampshire… “It sure is raining hard and the temperature is dropping.” 3. As we climbed in elevation in Vermont… “Wow, look at all this frozen slush coming out of the sky.” 4. On top of the mountain in Vermont, “Shift...Jump to full entry
Jul 25, 2007 - Rogers Rock State Park/Ft Ticonderoga, NY
Going to Rogers Rock State Park, we drove the last part of the trip beside Lake George on Lakeshore Dr/Rt 9N. It is a beautiful drive & the scenery was worth the trip. We went north on Rt 9 off of I-87 on a 2 lane road which follows the shoreline for most of the way. The lower section of Lake George is quite built-up & very touristy along the 2 lane road with inns, hotels, marinas & lots of cars often parked on both sides of the road. The Rogers Rock Park is north of Hague & "between" Indian Kettles & Ticonderoga according to the directions...Jump to full entry