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Oct 6, 2016 - Prospect Mnt. Lake George, NY

Last day here in upstate New York and the leaves are now yellow, gold and red! We drove the 9.7 miles to Prospect Mountain, the highest peak in the area at 2032', on a clear sunny day and we could see all the way to Vermont! It's a $10 fee to drive the road and it was well worth it to finally see the trees in their fall colors! There are 3 viewing areas on the road to the summit with plenty of parking on the way to the large parking lot near the top. Motorcycles can drive to the summit but cars, trucks and busses must park in the lot and...

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New England 2016

Oct 5, 2016 - Boat Tour, Lake George, NY

Our 1 hour cruise of Lake George on the wooden ship Horicon (85' long built in 1988) was spectacular. It takes getting on the water to really appreciate the beauty of the lake and shoreline. The lake is 32 miles long, 3 miles wide and 200' at the deepest point with the village at the southern end. There are more than 300 islands and many can be rented by the hour, day, week or longer.

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New England 2016

Oct 4, 2016 - Fort William Henry, Lake George, NY

The battlefield from the siege of Lake George (French and Indian War) is now a large public park in Lake George Village. Next door is the reconstructed Fort William Henry (burnt to the ground by the French after the surrender of British/colonial forces). Indians fighting with French Forces killed many of the retreating soldiers and camp followers; rumor has it the Indians had been drinking and angry they received no booty from the French victory. Interesting notes: the novel, "The Last of the Mohicans’' depicts this event. The fort was...

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New England 2016

Oct 3, 2016 - Lake George, NY

We arrived early afternoon on Saturday, our RV Park is actually in Queensbury, about 4 miles from Lake George and the Village of Lake George. The RV Park is huge! There are miles of walking paths winding through the trees, 2 lavish dog parks (with free pet wash facility), 2 ponds, pickle ball, tennis and badminton courts. The park closes October 9 and at this time most of the activities and amenities are closed. There are 3 outlet centers just around the corner from our RV Park. Weekends the shoppers flock to Queensbury, so many cars that...

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New England 2016

Jul 29, 2016 - Lake George

Changed plans to do the Finger Lakes until mid August, so that we can meet up with friends from Tampa, who will be visiting. Lake George was a great alternative and luck was with us. We pulled in to make boat ride reservations, got right on and had lunch while on a two hour cruise on the lake. The day was clear and mild, but sunny enough to give me a bit of a burn. No cap and thinning hair + sun will do that. The Million Dollar shoreline, named for the "modest" summer homes, lived up to its name. Lots of folks enjoying the water and sun....

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May 20, 2016 - Bittersweet Memories

We headed north to Lake George, not sure how long we would be staying. We were waiting for the paperwork to be approved by the court appointing me as executor of my father’s estate. There will then be some papers to sign in order to get the distributions started. Fortunately everything was approved fairly quickly so we didn’t have to try and get things signed long distance. We had a good time while we were there, but it is really a surreal experience to be in the area and not have my parents nearby. The only time I have ever spent in that...

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Oct 1, 2015 - Catching Up

I guess I have a little catching up to do . . . . . . . . . Monday we drove to Waterbury to tour the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory. The tour starts with an entertaining video of the company’s history and philosophy, as you would expect if you know anything about the original owners, then a factory tour and ending with a free sample of flavor of the day. I was expecting it to be pumpkin or maple flavored but it was orange, appropriate color for the season I suppose. Next we drove to Stowe. Stowe is surrounded by some of the highest...

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Aug 31, 2015 - Lake George, NY (Southern Adirondacks)

We continued our trek south with a stop at Lake George for a week stay. While there, we visited a couple of old forts and just relaxed. The area was very nice and the whole Adirondack Mountain area is just beautiful. We headed to the southern shores of Lake Champlain to visit Fort Ticonderoga, which was built by the French and named “Carillon” in 1755. There were several battles fought here including Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys achieving our first victory of the Revolutionary War. The British re-took the fort and there were...

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Cat Nap Inn 2015

Aug 15, 2014 - New York Family Time (part trois)

Now the family time has come to the end. We visited with daughter Colleen, her husband-Bob, and grandson Ryan. Ryan is 14 years old and loves sports. He was good company and didn't mind spending time with grandparents. They took us to the Washington County Fair. It is a wonderful country fair with a Midway, and fried everything...Fried Oreos seemed to be the big thing. We really liked the agricultural stuff. There were many teams of oxen competing the day we were there. They come in all sizes and colors...but always a matched pair. Very...

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Gulliver's Travels

Aug 26, 2013 - Lake George

The Lake George are was really beautiful. The lake was originally named the Andia-ta-roc-te, by local Native Americans. James Fenimore Cooper in his narrative Last of the Mohicans called it the Horican, after a tribe which may have lived there, because he felt the original name was too hard to pronounce. The first European visitor to the area, Samuel de Champlain, noted the lake in his journal on July 3, 1609, On August 28, 1755, William Johnson led British colonial forces to occupy the area in the French and Indian War. He renamed the lake...

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Jul 31, 2013 - Busy Day

We packed in a lot today starting with an hour's bike ride. The bike trails are really nice but quite hilly so it takes a lot of effort going up but is fun coasting downhill. Then we went to see Grant's Cottage, a large house preserved because it was where Ulysses S. Grant lived for about six weeks at the end of his life. He had served in the Civil War as the General who was able to defeat General Robert E. Lee to save the Union. He went on to become a two term President. Unfortunately, he got involved in a business scheme that led to his...

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RV Trip North 2013

Jul 30, 2013 - Lake George Village, NY.

Another day .. another Fort to visit. Fort William Henry was constructed to launch military operations during the conflict between England and France for the political and economic control of the Hudson River and thus North America. It was constructed 20 years before the American Revolution. It was completely destroyed and later reconstructed from plans found in England. It does not have the feeling you got from Fort Ticonderoga, but the history is there. We didn't do any homework prior to going to Lake George and were surprised at the...

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