2010 New England/Canada/Mid Atlantic States travel blog

Sign at marina next to campground

Plaque in Marina

museum

Ticonderoga museum

Lower La Chute River Hydroelectric Project

Veterans Memorial Ticonderoga museum

Monument for Champlain

Kissing Bridge in Park at Ticonderoga museum

Mt Defiance Plaque

Fort Ticonderoga from Mt Defiance

other side of Lake Champlain from Mt Defiance

Blue Ridge Water Fall


Arrived here on the 9th. This is the birthplace of the US Navy and Locks 11 & 12. The locks are still active although rarely. They are locked at the very end of a tributary to Lake Champlain. Drove to Lake George Village. No wonder I couldn't get a campsite here. It's a huge resort town. Reservations need to be made much sooner than 2 weeks. What a busy place. I don't even know how many blocks long Main Street is but tons of shops, restaurants and bars. It was just too hot so we settled on finding the produce stand that we had stopped at on our way to Whitehall yesterday. AwesGeorgiargia peachcantaloupelope and tomatoes. We ate all of what we bought yesterday. Naturally it was further than we thought but at least we found it. Then we found our way to the Outlet Malls quite by mistake. Following the GPS, we finally got to the area where we were going to a rodeo. New we were close but had to stop to really find it. Now that we knew where we were going we headed down the road to a local bar to have dinner, chill and finally drive back to the Painted Pony Rodeo. By now, I've researched the map and have a clear idea how we will get back to the RV campsite. The rodeo was very relaxing, but not as exciting as I remember from my childhood. Drove to Granville Sunday and looking for a supermarket. Found one called Price Chopper. What a surprise for such a rather small town. It had everything---flower arrangements, seafood, pharmacy, cafe, deli etc. You get the idea. They had steaks marinated and advised whether to grill or pan fry. Burger mixed with various produce and in patties ready for the grill. Spent the rest of the day riding bike and relaxing. Today we drove to Ticonderoga. Didn't visit the fort but we did stop at the museum and drove up and I mean up to Mt. Defiance. Ticonderoga is where the first graphite was discovered and pencils made. Hence the interesting entrance. The museum houses info re that and the otmemorabiliailia of the history of the town. Then we drove to see the Blue Ridge Falls,and Schroon Lake before returning to camp. Leaving tomorrow for Vermont. We're going to try dry camping at Little River State Park, close to Burlington.



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