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Aug 31, 2016 - Aug 29 Schroon Lake to Ticonderoga (20 miles)

Ok, I think I am over my mistake of yesterday. We had quite a nice evening in Schroon Lake and The Maple Leaf Motel. The owner and life long New Yorker came for a wee chat, bringing us fresh apples picked from his tree only moments before he handed them to us! Crispy and fresh! He shared his stories of life in The Adirondacks, always enjoy learning more. He made is sound very complicated to be a landowner in New York and living in The Adirondacks. Many rules and regulations about where and how you can build, and even how much lumber you can...

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Jul 8, 2016 - History Site Trip

Just noticed that our last posting had us visiting the Bush's on July 14, should have been June 14. Sorry about the corn-fusion. Our last excursion was to Fort Ticonderoga, which was particularly interesting since we had just finished watching "Washington Spies" which was a TV series about the spies working for and against George Washington. We spent two days in the area and crossed over into Vermont at Crown Point to a fort built by the French and later captured by the British. There are still several other areas we hope to visit while we...

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Oct 6, 2014 - Ticonderoga Country Club

2014-10-06 – Ticonderoga Country Club Bob-1, Mousie-0. Caught our traveling mouse in the rocker trap and disposed of him/her. Hopefully that was it! It started as a beautiful day with no rain predicted until tomorrow. It was quite windy though with wind gusts in the 30’s. And, despite the predictions, once we started to play golf at the Ticonderoga Country Club, the sun disappeared along with my golf game and it was really cold, windy and occasionally rainy. All of that said, this course was one of the most beautiful we have ever played but...

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Falling Leaves Tour

Oct 5, 2014 - Fort Ticonderoga

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...

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Falling Leaves Tour

Oct 3, 2014 - Day 41

72.4 miles, 15.67 average speed, 43.37 maximum speed, 3543 feet climbing. Really nice ride around area lakes - more long climbs. This is the home of Fort Ticonderoga which was built in the mid 1700's. Rode with the usual group today - took it somewhat easy as we have a big climb tomorrow. Also looks like rain tomorrow. Had to share a really bad motel room yesterday - have a pretty good hotel - cool.suite today all alone at a pretty good hotel - cool.

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jakes bike ride

Sep 29, 2014 - Fort Ticondaroga

We set out today to visit Fort Ticondaroga. I read some information about the fort but I was actually impressed with the shape of the fort as seen from Mount Defiance which was across the river from it. The fort is shaped like a star. On the way to the fort, I took a few pictures of the autumn leaves. They are starting to pop all over now. We ate lunch at the Hot Biscuit Diner in Ticonderoga, New York and then headed to the fort. Fort Ticonderoga was built by the French between 1755 and 1757 during the French and Indian War. The name...

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Sep 15, 2013 - Ft Ticonderoga, NY

Day 34 - Ticonderoga, NY 9/15/2013 Now I know the difference between rving and camping. It has been awhile since I have been camping. I forgot how noisy it could be. There were a bunch of kids in the area where we are. One of them cried constantly the whole time he was awake, and got up this morning doing the same thing. We took off early this morning to go up to Ft. Ticonderoga. We picked a good weekend to be here. The re-enactment team was here all weekend. It was pretty cool seeing all their camps setup and seeing everyone in period...

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2013 Fall Colors

Jul 27, 2013 - Ticonderoga, NY.

Started heading Northeast toward Lake Champlain. We got to the highway 22, which follows the lake south. Without reservations we headed down the coast looking for campgrounds. There has to be campgrounds along the lake, Not so. After reaching Ticonderoga, we decided to go inland to the interstate highway and look. About 15 miles inland we found a campground by a river. It was very rustic, but it had all the hookups we needed, and very friendly. While talking to one of our neighbors, who are traveling through just like us, and were from...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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