Author Archives: Ray Boas

ONLY THE TREES ARE DIFFERENT and ONLY ONE IN THE US – 10 JUNE 2017

Now, how can you not out of curiosity find out about the “Only One in the US” (almost in my backyard and hidden) after you learn that “Only the Trees are Different?” Overwhelmed with play preparations (opening night this coming … Continue reading

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COMPANY AND A NEW TRAVEL EXCUSE – 20-21 MAY 2017

Do I need a new excuse to travel? No, but it is nice to have a focus for a sojourn. In February 2016 when I was staying with Alex, Davide (yes with an E) had just arrived days before from … Continue reading

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SERENDIPITY – COINCIDENCES – ABANDONED ROADS and MORE – 15 and 16 APRIL 2017

“To write about something is to live it twice.” Today’s informative, eye-opening adventure (for me at least) stemmed following a lecture I presented two weeks ago at the Historical Society of Cheshire County. The day before I received a phone call … Continue reading

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2190 SHUNPIKING DAYS – 10 APRIL 2011 to 10 APRIL 2017

FACT – BLACK BEAUTY and I traveled to Proctorsville, Vermont, and accomplished our first “on the road” posting on April 10, 2011. FACT – Since that day, in six years I have written 240 adventures and stories to share here – Averaging One Every Nine … Continue reading

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FISH, FENCES, PRISON and MORE – 2-4 APRIL 2017

Title catch your fancy to read? I hope so. I am just about booked solid until the first of July, and even had to “skip out” of a few commitments to stay with Alex while David and Mari made a … Continue reading

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THAT TIME IN MARCH – I TREAT MYSELF – 12-14 MARCH 2017

My tradition with The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, has now begun its 21st year. Cathy and I first experienced the Inn for Valentine’s Day in 1996, continued coming and had a grand time for four days during the … Continue reading

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FILLING IN THE MAP IN CONNECTICUT – 20-22 FEBRUARY 2017

I needed another rejuvenating break, but where to go? I focused in on eastern Connecticut, and booked a fabulous B&B. Then I started researching the various museums and sites I wanted to visit. All reopen by Memorial Day – “my … Continue reading

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SAN FRANCISCO – 28 JANUARY to 1 FEBRUARY 2017

It has been over 30 years since I was in the Bay Area – 10 May 1986 to be exact – when the USS MISSOURI (BB-63) was recommissioned. I was among the 10,000 invited guests, but that is another old … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY GREETINGS and TRADITIONS – 19-20 DECEMBER 2016

If you get no further MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR If you have followed my travel posts, you should have noticed patterns to my travels, thus some traditions. If you enjoy something, or some place, what is wrong with repeating? … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION IN PLYMOUTH NOTCH – 10 DECEMBER 2016

  Do I repeat doing what brings me pleasure? Do I want to share what brings me pleasure? Yes, so my son, Gary, and friends Tara and Carolyn journeyed off with me to enjoy the annual Christmas Open House at the … Continue reading

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