This is one of my favorites. :) The delay on the camera was just enough for this truck to drive into the picture and completely obscure the vista!
This hill was simply too picturesque not to pull over and try and capture in more detail.
We skirted Albany and journeyed a little further north to our first historic destination: Saratoga National Historical Park, site of the first major colonial victory in the American Revolution. It has long been on my short list of places I wanted to visit, so we designed our route to accommodate a journey through the battlefield.
We were excited to find that the visitor center came equipped with dress up opportunities, which anyone who saw our “save the date” card knows we love to take advantage of!
Our tour of the battlefield took us through both the American and British lines, which were clearly designated with signs reminiscent of Berlin after WWII.
|Memorial to Polish engineer Thaddeus Kosciuszko|
It also had some interesting memorials, including these three.
These words describe the mortal wounding of British General Simon Fraser by Daniel Morgan.
Another especially interesting memorial is this one, which consists of a downturned cannon upon which is hung a single boot. This memorial commemorates the brave gallantry of General Benedict Arnold at the Battle of Saratoga, but also clearly communicates the forfeiture of honor resulting from his later betrayal of the American cause.
Our visit to the battlefield offered an excellent ending to our first day of northern adventure.
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