Bruce and Bobbie Venture into New England Again
We left Virginia on July 7th and took our time stopping over night in Scranton, PA before reaching our final destination in Vermont. We rented a cottage on Lake Champlain that was about 35 miles from Burlington.
Bruce Relaxing on Our Deck
A View of the Lake from our Deck - It is 120 miles long and varies in width from a quarter of a mile to twelve miles.
This Young Lady took pity on me 27 Years Ago and has been My Constant Companion Ever Since.
The Lake was Always Beautiful
Traveling around Southern Vermont
A View of Green Mountains and Dairy Farms
Vergennes is the smallest incorporated city in Vermont and one of the oldest in America.
A Side Trip to Historic Fort Ticonderoga which the French had called Carillon.
Monument to the Defeat of the Iroquois by the Hurons and Algonquins - July 8, 1758.
The Marquis de Montcalm defeated the British to protect the Fort in July 1758 during the French and Indian War.
The French tribute to the Marquis.
The View of Lake Champlain from the Fort
Waiting to enter the Fort on our tour.
The French blew up this part of the Fort rather than leave it for the British.
Inside the Fort -- If you closely, you can see the original white mortar used by the French in its construction.
General Henry Knox took these cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to General Washington which forced the British to evacuate Boston in the Winter of 1775-76.
Flag Raising Ceremony Depicting the French, British, and American Occupation of the Fort.
Bruce Outside the Fort
The King's Gardens at Fort Ticonderoga
A Visit to Ethan Allen's Homestead
Sunset and Rain Storm on Lake Champlain
The Sun Appears Again
Sail Boat on the Lake
Fort William Henry -- All that can be seen if you are handicapped.