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2014-10-05 – Ticonderoga

We drove through the rain yesterday and arrived at Brookwood RV Campground in Ticondaroga, NY between Lake George and Lake Champlain. The people who own this campground are in their late thirties and are starting a new life in this business after having other careers. They are really nice folks and gave us a lot of suggestions about where to launch the kayaks and what to see in the area. Today, we drove to Fort Ticondaroga and spent the afternoon there taking the tour of the fort and listening to the knowledgeable guides explain the importance of the fort, the history of the fort and the life of the fort’s inhabitants. What was most interesting to Bob and I was that the American soldiers who manned the fort during the Revolutionary War were not only from the Fourth Pennsylvania regiment but were from Bucks County! How awesome is that? They were commanded by “Mad” Anthony Wayne. This is really a fascinating place to visit and we both recommend a visit if you get to this area. It was cold today – around 52 degrees – and windy.

When we returned to the RV, I discovered that we have mice…..again this year. Pulling out a new toilet paper roll to find it in shreds was a dead giveaway. This meant that we then started going through the pantry and all of the cupboards; finding poop in several locations but mostly in the bottom drawer of my dishtowel drawer – where there is no food of any kind. Needless to say, all of the towels and aprons went into the wash immediately and I had to remove everything from the cabinets to clean them out just in case…. Bob set out our traps in the bottom of the cabinets and under the stove and we’ll see if we can collect Micky and Minnie. We think that we got the mice when we were in Old Forge because our mud flaps were resting on the ground because the front of the coach had to be raised off the ground to get level and naturally, that made the rear lower and put the mudflaps on the ground to act like mini ramps into the warmth and grocery store that is the motorhome. I’ll keep you posted but we don’t have any internet or cell service here so it may be some time.

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