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Author Archive for Mrs. Mecomber

I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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A Visit to Fort Ticonderoga, Part 3

A Visit to Fort Ticonderoga, Part 3

We spent the better part of a day at Fort Ticonderoga, taking in the magnificent sights of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain, absorbing the amazing and sometimes tragic history, and exploring the fort’s numerous labyrinthine pathways and alcoves. And this was all before we had even entered one building! Read Part 1 and Part […]

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A Visit to Fort Ticonderoga, Part 2

A Visit to Fort Ticonderoga, Part 2

In A Visit to Fort Ticonderoga, Part 1, I discussed the amazing views of the fort and its very important role in the defense of pre-colonial settlements and American Revolutionary strategy. After soaking in the glorious sights and enjoying a musket drill, we entered the interior ring of the fort that once housed the soldiers, […]

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A Visit to Fort Ticonderoga, Part 1

A Visit to Fort Ticonderoga, Part 1

Fort Ticonderoga, an historic site in New York near the Vermont border (Lake Champlain) has everything: breathtaking views of the Adirondack high peaks, walking paths through gardens and restored pre-colonial buildings, hands-on stuff and lots of climbing and exploring for the kids, and oodles and oodles of ancient history– well, as ancient as America can […]

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The Pride of New York Harvest Fest Was Great!

The Pride of New York Harvest Fest Was Great!

This year’s Pride of New York Harvest Fest, held on November 5-6, 2011, was a terrific experience. I got to meet some amazing Upstate New York entrepreneurs, and I tasted (and purchased) some delightful food and beverages, all locally grown and made. The Harvest Fest uniquely combines “agritourism” and “locavorism,” two hot issues that are […]

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