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fun trip upstate
wrenn and I spent a couple of days visiting our friend Carol in Ticonderoga, New York, and it was absolutely lovely. Carol has a small house right on Lake George -- which is clear and beautiful and very swimmable -- with a firepit and an amazing view. We had a relaxing time, playing games and cooking on the fire and roasting marshmallows and swimming and enjoying the good company.

Carol also took us on a little tour of Ticonderoga. We visited the museum, the kissing bridge, drove up Mt. Pleasant, and of course went to the fort. It's not the actual fort, it's a reconstruction, as the original fell into disrepair in the 19th century, but it's a lot of fun. There's a lot of history there. Ticonderoga translates to "the place between the water," as it's right between Lakes Champlain and George -- those two names are fitting, one French, one English, as the French and British fought over the land, y'know, a lot. It was a major port of call, and a flashpoint for both the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars.

Anyhow, it was tonsa fun. It was nice to just get away from it all for a bit.

Today, of course, it's back to the grind. I have to write Farscape #14, I'm helping teach at the dojo this afternoon, and the first of several retirement parties for my aunt is tonight.

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calamitysxchild From: calamitysxchild Date: August 19th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
you went to Ti?! one of my roommates is from there! and it's about an hour from where I go to school :) lovely in the summer but the winters are brutal!
martianmooncrab From: martianmooncrab Date: August 19th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

and the proud name of two Navy ships.
delkytlar From: delkytlar Date: August 19th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
We visited Fort William Henry in that area a couple of years ago. It was great fun for the kids. They got to try a bunch of activities with the re-enactors.

One incident stood out. Amy and Christina had gone down into the basement area of the fort together, where there was an exhibit about the fort's infirmary. As I was headed toward the staircase to meet them, they both came running up the stairs. Neither one of them could say just why they'd run up, but both indicated that they'd just suddenly felt absolute dread, and had to run.

I went down the stairs, and while I didn't feel the same overpowering dread they reported, there was a definite uneasy feeling of something dark and heavy in the air. I didn't run away, but I did only stay down there for a few minutes.

What I didn't tell Amy and the kids was that they had all missed part of an introductory film about the fort. It talked about a huge massacre of Indian prisoners that had taken place in that basement area during the French-Indian War.

If you have any interest in such places, you may want to check it out next time you are in the area. Or you may want to avoid it completely.
bonnie_rocks From: bonnie_rocks Date: August 24th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)
At least *someone* I know made it to the Adirondacks this summer. :-D

Glad you and Wrenn had fun! :)

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