Cannons & Guns
The next day we traveled to Fort Ticonderoga. We are all history buffs (my father is a war veteran and my mother a history teacher) and to see 200-year-old cannons (close up of one of those beautiful monsters above), uniforms worn by British officers, and the same sabers wielded by Scottish horsemen....amazing! I was so close to the red wool jacket I could have tried it on. The view of Lake Champlain and all the forests around was breathtaking, the weather perfect, and I don't think anyone could have painted a better vision of Autumn than Mother Nature did with her leaves for them. It was a great time and I tried to spend as much of it as I could with them. I miss them a lot and try to be a decent daughter (and tour guide) when they are guests of my county.
When they did say their goodbyes and head south I headed into the state game lands for some bird hunting. I didn't see any pheasants or grouse but I did get inspired for the next vlog: Five Reasons Women Should Hunt! It'll be uploaded later today. I hope it gets some of you out there already willing to raise a broiler or pork chop to consider taking on the wildness and wonder of the hunt! I'm a passionate (if, unlucky) hunter and think more women should take on their local whitetails, turkeys, boars, and birds! So check back for that later tonight.