Author Archives: Ray Boas

COAST to COAST to COAST – 8-16 JUNE 2019 TRAIN TREK – GENESIS

This adventure was long in planning, and will be awhile in sharing. After all, it was a 6,787 mile Train Trek. If you do the math, that equates to COAST to COAST to COAST. Yes, Boston – Chicago – Sacramento … Continue reading

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“A JEWEL BEYOND PRICE” – NAULAKHA – A VERMONT TREASURE

“Did you know that…” Rudyard Kipling, who was the most famous author in the world, built his home, Naulakha, in 1892 in Dummerston (just north of the Brattleboro line) where he lived for four years. Here he wrote some of … Continue reading

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BIG DITCH EXPLORATIONS – 17-18 MAY 2019

I am not the only one who, in the last 200 years, has thanked DeWitt Clinton for his “Wedding of the Waters.” Originally 363 miles from Albany to Buffalo, I have been curious about the Erie Canal for years. I … Continue reading

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CITY OF LIGHT – MAKING THE LIGHT – CAPTURING LIGHT — 16-17 MAY 2019

By now you should know I love playing with words, and creating catchy titles. This title explains my adventures of Thursday and Friday, 16 and 17 May in Buffalo and stopping in Rochester. Yes, a delay in posting, but since … Continue reading

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A TRIP TO THE MOON and to EDEN – 14-15 MAY 2019

You may recall my Roycroft Arts and Crafts experience in Western New York in October 2014. One day we toured Frank Lloyd Wright architecture spots in Buffalo. I realized I had to get back to explore Buffalo, and that is … Continue reading

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MORE VERMONT EXPLORATIONS – 1-2 MAY 2019

I am starting this looking out in the rain to where mountains should be – but, alas between fog, rain and even sleet yesterday, I see nothing but a solid, unbroken sheet of light gray – which you will see … Continue reading

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MOUNT WASHINGTON ADVENTURES – 10-13 APRIL 2019

These adventures started two weeks ago, and I have been home for twelve days. Why the delay in documenting and reporting? Why have I not gotten to my Red Lion Inn reports for 2018 and 2019, and what about my … Continue reading

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6 HOUR ROUND TRIP – 57 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Actually, this post could have several appropriate titles – so here as sub-titles: PINCH ME – END OF A DREAM WELCOME HOME BELZEBUTH II // LADY RAB II THERE’S A “NEW” CAR IN TOWN Remember, I write for myself, and … Continue reading

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SUCCESSFUL DAY – 19 MARCH 2019 – ADOPTION COMPLETE

Did you read my last post – GENESIS OF A SHUNPIKER from March 12 (an important day)? If you missed it, click on the link above. But a quest was on. On March 9, before I completed that post, I posted … Continue reading

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GENESIS OF A “SHUNPIKER” – BEGINNING IN 1962 and EARLIER

My Shunpiking is nothing new. It goes back more decades than I would like you to know I have been alive. My Dad loved, collected, bought, restored, and sold antique cars as a hobby. I would travel with him to … Continue reading

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