Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lake George in the Fall

Saturday Glen and I went to Lake George. It was Museum Day Live! An annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

So we got tickets to Fort William Henry at the South end of Lake George. We’ve lived here in upstate New York for almost 26 years and have never gone into the fort. So we took advantage of the free pass and went and saw it.
You can see the trees starting to change colors off in the distant hills.  It was such a nice day!

Our tour guide talked all about the fort and the history.  He also shot off the cannon, a riffle, and threw a grenade (well, something that looked like a grenade).

We were in the stocks.  And it wasn't comfortable at all.  After just a few minutes our thighs were starting to hurt.  If you had to stand there very long you would be really miserable!  But I guess that was the point, wasn't it.

The fort was completely destroyed in 1757 during the French and Indian War.  But it was rebuilt in the 50s using the original building plans that were still in a file somewhere in England.

The trees surrounding Lake George haven’t changed a whole lot, but it was still beautiful.  After we toured the fort we went walking along the shoreline.  We ran into Kathy and Lauren Sullivan and Ken, Cindy, and Parker Jensen.  The Sullivan’s were sitting in Adirondak chairs overlooking the lake and the Jensen’s walked by and were talking to them when we walked up.  We all had a nice chat before heading our own directions.

Glen and I walked around the bottom of the lake and then up and then headed back to the car.
We went to the Barnsider Smoke House for dinner.  It’s become somewhat of a tradition lately.  We’ve eaten there at least three times over the last couple of years.  They have fantastic ribs!

Talk about a beautiful place to live.  I always feel so blessed this time of year to be able to live here where Fall is so beautiful!

Then we headed home.  Glen had to pack for his trip to Qatar and I had to go to the General Women’s Broadcast.