LCMM has something for all interests and ages. Step aboard replica 1776 gunboatPhiladelphia II docked at our scenic Lake Champlain waterfront. Explore some of the lake's 300+ historic shipwrecks in our Nautical Archaeology Center and chat with nautical archaeologists at our Conservation Laboratory. Learn what made this area so pivotal to Benedict Arnold's fleet during the American Revolution in our Key to Liberty exhibit. Discover the lives of the Native Americans and the early French explorers in the Contact of Cultures exhibit.LCMM’s replica 1862 schoonerLois McClure travels to ports throughout the region. Highlights of LCMM’s collection of canoes, kayaks, and wooden boats are on display in the new Hazelett Watercraft Center. Learn about some of the 26 steamboats of Lake Champlain, the historic Champlain Bridge, and see our collection of more than 50 vintage outboard motors from the late Raymond R. Unsworth in ourr Steam to Gasoline exhibit.
When I asked the kids about their favorite parts they surprised me. I thought they would all say the Philadelphia but many kids said the blacksmith (who mostly talked at them - who knew they could be so interested in talking - they never show me that), a reenactment video made at the museum which btw had the blacksmith in it and the Philadelphia. Someone tried to say lunch but I don't let them get away with that. Here are a few pictures. Could be the Philadelphia was MY favorite! The guy running this part was great and knew just how to engage overactive boys!
When I got home the day was still gorgeous so I took my inaugural clipped in bike ride. It was mostly a success. I love being clipped in. I never had to stop but I really wanted to practice clipping in and out so I made myself stop a few times. At one of the stops I took a picture of the beaver dam below. I did very well until I got home. I went to clip out and unclipped my left foot. Then I unclipped my right foot but in the meantime my left foot clipped back in. I didn't know this and when I went to put that foot on the ground - NOPE - it was now clipped in so down I went. I am guessing it won't be my only fall but I am hoping it won't be one of many.
Tonight I had my last swimming lesson. I am happy to be done as they made Tuesdays very hectic. I also need to practice a lot of the stuff I have learned on my own. I do feel I have learned a ton but I don't feel it has sped me up any. I don't know why I can't get my kick to be stronger. It's not like I never use my legs. But my kick remains pitiful. When I do increase it I get out of breath. Tonight with the kickboard between my legs I "flew" down the lane! If only that would happen without it. But I will keep trying and eventually.............who knows what will happen.