Friday, June 18, 2010

Fort William Henry

There is a lot of history in this part of New York.  Today we visited Fort William Henry.  This fort was reconstructed according to the original English plans of 1755.  The original fort was destroyed in August 1757 during the French and Indian War. The original fort was built out of wood with 3 foot thick walls filled with dirt and rock.
After several attempts to capture the fort, the Marquis de Montcalm along with a French regulars and Indian allies began a 6 day seige and bombardment.  The British finally surrendered.  On August 9, 1757, Colonel George Munro surrendered. 
Montcalm granted generous terms of surrender but the Indians felt cheated and soon entered the fort and murdered the women and the sick. The British were on their way to Fort Edward when more Indians attacked.  Most where killed before General Montcalm finally regained controll over the Indians. 
The movie “Last of the Mohicans” is based on the surrender of Fort William Henry and the carnage that happened after.
Three flags fly over Fort William Henry…an American Flag in the middle and a flag of England and the French flag. 
A view of Lake George from the fort.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Picture in your mind ….. Quartzsite Arizona in January.
Now imagine that all the cars bumper to bumper are now motorcycles. 
That’s what happened to our quiet little village last week.  We were taken over by thousands of motorcycles.  Some of them were camping at our campground. They come to stay in our cabins and rentals, or some bring their own campers. Some purchase tents when they arrive and leave them when they go. (We now own a tent)
There were all kinds of vendors all over town, just like Quartzsite.  Ed had been driving our shuttle van all day going back and forth to the village and agreed to drive me back into town so I could get some pictures.

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Americade happens every year, the first full week in June.  It was really amazing to see, but I’m glad that things are quiet now for a little while. We need to enjoy it now because after next weekend our schedules go full time.  Kids will be out of school.  Let the summer begin!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Our little visitors

We have our bird feeders out so we have been seeing all types of birds around it. 
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This Blue Jay is a little large for the feeder but he finds a way to get the seed. 
Of course, we always have hummingbirds around wherever we are. 
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This is chipper the chipmunk and he is our vacuum cleaner of the seed that falls on the ground.  Ed even got him to come to him and take the food from his hand.
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I try to get pictures of the other birds, but they are fast.  Need to sit and have the camera ready when they come.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Group Dinner

As always, when a group of us gets together it involves food.  We had 8 couples go out to eat at a little place called George Henry’s in Warrensburg.  Tonight was all you could eat chicken wings and they had everything from mild to crazy.  They also had BBQ and Sesame Terriaki.  They had a good menu with burgers and other sandwiches too.  It was a fun filled evening as always when friends get together. 
Here’s the group..

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After all we ate, we still walked across the street to Stewart’s for ice cream.. roll me home!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

More Pictures from the area

This is what it takes to get your satelite dish up high enough to get over the trees!!


Do you think these people are catching anything?

fishing statues

One of my favorite views of Lake George. Taken from a vista point on 9N.

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