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As usual, Sunday we sought out and attended to local United Methodist Church. This is Whitehall, New York UMC.
Like so many other nice churches we've attended, it is disheartening to see a lovely church with such few attendees. By my count there were around 22 people in attendance. Sad!
In the afternoon we took a short walk up to look at the locks. We were just a bit too late as a boat had just gone through. This is lock 12 of 12 on the canal that connects Lake George with Lake Champlain.
This is the marina that is part of the RV park.
For most of the afternoon I sat outside watching the Kingfishers dive in the water for their meal and this young Blue Heron prancing around. Have to look close - he's in the middle of the picture.
It rained, sometimes quite heavy, all day Monday. All we did was drive over to Lake George to the Walmart for supplies.
On Tuesday we went to
For the time spanning the French and Indian War and the Revolution, this post of Lake Champlain guarded the narrow water highway connecting Canada with the colonies. Whichever nation controlled Ticonderoga controlled America.
Demonstrating the loading and firing of muskets.
The fort fell into ruin after the Revolution. The rebuilding of the fort was started in 1908 by the Pell family.
Outside the actual fort, they planted the Kings Garden. I especially liked this. It is an area of child size Adirondack chairs nestled in Sunflowers.
We spent most of Wednesday visiting again with our friends Ginny and Chris at their lake home in Crown Point, NY.
|From left Ginny, her friend from NJ Kathy, Chris and Len. From their deck overlooking Lake Champlain|
We left NY this morning at 10 and drove 205 miles to a COE park Lake Thompson in northeast Connecticut. This is a very small campground - just 11 sites with water and 30 amp and 11 primitive sites. I am getting great Internet connection but unfortunately there are too many tall trees and we are unable to receive a satellite signal for our TV.