Tuesday, October 6, 2009

About time...

Ok, so I'm a crappy blogger that doesn't update too often. So what's been going on lately?

My most recent "adventure" was my participation with the celebration surrounding the Battle of Plattsburgh that occurred in September, 1814. As a bit of background for the uninitiated, this was the last time a foreign power launched an incursion on American soil. The War of 1812 in the history books centers mainly around the incidents at Baltimore, Washington, and New Orleans, but the records actually show that those were diversions. The british's true intent was to invade the US along through Lake Champlain in northern NY. Unfortunately for them, they ran into some stalwart locals on land, and were outwitted on the lake, and the entire invasion force (which greatly outnumber the US troops) was turned back. This annual event is a week long celebration of this relatively unknown victory. It's funny how time obscures history.