Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ticonderoga & Saratoga

 We left Cooperstown and drove past Lake George on our way to Ticonderoga. 

The girls needed a little break from the car. Once we got to town we spotted a large park and playground. We stopped and let the girls run free! It was Bicentennial Park in Ticonderoga, NY along the La Chute River. 

Finally, at Fort Ticonderoga. They had some great re-enactments going on. It was General Burgoyne's capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1777. The girls and I loved watching the palomino. It was also interesting to see how the Indians were portrayed. We got to see what their camp looked like and the women who supported the efforts. One of them had a little baby with them.
Here's the actual fort. I loved the little imperfections in the glass windows and the carvings on the cannons. Rebekah got to pet that beautiful palomino we saw earlier.

From there we drove to Saratoga. We got there just a few minutes before the visitors center closed. Rebekah enjoyed dressing up in the period costumes. We also found a huge monument from D.A.R.

On Sunday we went to a local church and then started driving back home. On our way we stopped at the Delaware Water Gap on the Delaware River. The Appalachian Trail runs through it and Clay wanted to get a good look at the area.

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