Friday, September 30, 2005

Update 2

Hi all,

Sorry, I've been gone for a while, my family and I just went up to northern New York/ Vermont. Monday we toured Fort Ticonderoga, a key fort in a key location during the French and Indian war. It's set up in the shape of a star so that the cannons could fire upon a target in almost any position, even at another section of the fort in case it was taken by an enemy. The fort held a couple dozen cannons, most of them at least 300 years old. Ticonderoga actually lay in ruins for many years until the early 1900s when work on restoring it began. Very cool, although it rained the entire time we were there.











Tuesday, we explored Ausable Chasms, very picturesque and awesome. We got to do some rafting as well, which was very exciting as there were several minor rapids and everbody got soaked. Then we sailed on Lake Champlain for two hours, looking for their "sea-monster", Champ, but couldn't find it. :) All in all, it was a very exciting/ educational trip, which I definitely recommend. The only thing was that the towns up there had TERRIBLE food, absolutely terrible.... :(





6 Comments:

  • Cool! How long did take to get there? Rafting sounds like fun. What kind of food was it?

    By Anonymous Sara E, at 5:13 PM  

  • Zachary, I am so jealous of you!!!!! I'm learning about the French and Indian War in U.S. History right now, so the places you went to sound really interesting!

    By Blogger Sara, at 2:49 PM  

  • It was really cool! It took us about..... 8 hours to get all the way up to Fort Ticonderoga and Ausable chasms. Very fun and very tiring.

    By Blogger MVB, at 11:05 AM  

  • So how long did you stay?

    By Blogger Sara, at 8:57 PM  

  • ummm... three days, I think.

    By Blogger MVB, at 11:09 AM  

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