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Aug 29, 2013 - Grant's Cottage

8/29. Ray stayed in the eagle, I went to the cottage where Ulysses s grant spent his last months completing his memoirs. It is located on top of prospect mountain, outside of Saratoga springs. From the overlook one can see the green mountains of Vermont, the Catskills, and the adirondaks. The cottage was associated with a large hotel in the late 1800's, of course it burned down. The cottage is pretty much as left by grant, the funeral flower arrangements are still there, one can see how he was able to stay alive long enough to complete his...

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Aug 28, 2013 - Lake George cruise

We were in a different world today - the tourist mecca of Lake George. It's very busy here, several RV parks are located near the Lake, hotels, shops, people, people. Parking was at a premium. We saw people parasailing on the lake, there are a couple of boat cruise companies offering 1 and 2 hour cruises, dinner and lunch cruises, etc. We enjoyed it but are very glad to be staying in quieter Gansevoort. We took the 2 hour cruise, not on the paddle wheel boat, but on Mohican that was built in 1907 and is a national historic landmark. It was...

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Aug 27, 2013 - Fort ticonderoga

Today we drove to Ft. Ticonderoga, site of an American defeat the preceeded the Battle of Saratoga and was pivotal as well. First we visited the Ticonderoga Heritage museum located in the last structure of the Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper company built in 1888, to learn about the famous Ticonderoga pencils. These were manufactured here as the LaChute River was harnessed for power in the 1800's. Graphite was discovered in the hills surrounding Ticonderoga and the lumber mills in operation led to the development of the pencil. The museum has a...

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Aug 26, 2013 - Saratoga battlefield and Saratoga springs

Today we went to the Saratoga Battlefield park. This is the site of a pivotal Revolutionary War battle that helped to eventually settle the conflict between the US and Britain. Burgoyne (British) came down from Canada, defeated the Americans at Ft. Ticonderoga and continued the to Saratoga. However, without additional reenforements from NYC he was unable to defeat the Americans under Horatio Gates. The battles at Neilson Farm, Barber Wheatfield, Freeman Farm, the site of the British hospital, etc. are all laid out in a driving tour of the...

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Jul 27, 2012 - Adirondack Gateway

We've been busy and I have been remiss with my journal writing, as you can see. While it is now into the first week of August, I will try to get caught up. Upon our arrival at Adirondack Gateway, we were first surprised by their lack of rules. There was one, have a good time. Well this is nice, we can wash the motorhome and car here. With no rules, that can cut both ways, which we found out on the weekend. This is a party park and everyone seems to have their own version of a good time. We endured, long enough to wash our vehicles and then...

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Aug 30, 2008 - Saratoga Springs, NY

We spent our final day in the Lake Placid region driving through the park and admiring the beautiful scenery. We drove from Lake Placid through Saranac Lake to Tupper Lake, Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake. Each town was more scenic than the next with quiet forests, peaceful lakes, and quaint towns. Along the way we stopped at a used bookstore to search out some more books on presidents (we successfully located one on Warren G. Harding). We spoke at length with the owner of the bookstore on the just completed Democratic...

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Oct 5, 2007 - Chore Time; Gansevoort, New York

Friday-Saturday, October 5-6, 2007 Friday, October 5, 2007 Since we were able to see the last four sites on our list the day before we decided to stay in the motorhome and get some chores completed. I vacuumed, did some laundry, sorted papers we had been keeping in a pile, and worked on the journal. Rick tested the batteries and tires, checked the fluids, and oiled the nuts on the towbar. He went to the grocery store and then to the hardware store for a new bathroom latch and adjustable brush stick. He also went back to the Ethan Allen...

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