Author Archives: Ray Boas

NO TWO ALIKE and LARGEST IN THE US – 22-24 JULY 2022

You know I like to find and share unusual superlatives, and combining those discoveries to share in conjunction with a “road-trip” makes it even the more fun for me. This “road-trip,” as in the last couple of years, was to … Continue reading

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“FILLING IN THE MAP” – 4 JULY 2022 WEEKEND

My plan for this 4th was to have no plans – just stay comfy home, and not get out in the crowds (now there is an oxymoron for my perfect part of the world). But in my constant research and … Continue reading

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VINS NATURE CENTER – QUECHEE, VT – 29 JUNE 2022

Now 50 years old, founded in 1972, and I have been passing the entrance (near a bend in the road so not really looking) now for 20 years. But the other day a friend told me the fun they had … Continue reading

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MIDDLESEX CANAL and GREAT WEEKEND – 18-20 JUNE 2022

A month or so ago my son Gary and I were “Zooming” and I suggested meeting at the Middlesex Canal Museum in North Bellerica, and exploring the canal which traverses both Woburn and Winchester, Massachusetts, were he and my son, … Continue reading

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HOOT TOOT & WHISTLE and a QUEST — 11 JUNE 2022

Or, as some called it, HOLD TIGHT & WORRY – officially the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad. Remember my last stay with Amos Brown in November? During that trip I got to the Hoosac Tunnel for the first time, and … Continue reading

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NEW GIRLFRIEND – NEW TOY – NEW PLACE TO SLEEP – 3 JUNE 2022

AND — WE MET ON-LINE – It was Friday night, 27 May, just a week ago, and I started doing some searching that I had not done in a long, long time. AND, THERE SHE WAS – Dressed in white … Continue reading

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ONE YEAR AGO — “BUT OFFICER…”

My son Gary recently found circulating on the internet this video of my mishap a year ago today. As it is said, “all is well that ends well,” and I am keyboarding and LADYRAB III is reposing at “camp 44.” … Continue reading

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GILL – HELL’S KITCHEN – SATAN’S KINGDOM – 88 BB1 MILES – 83 DEGREES – 21 MAY 2022

I have finally met a road I did not like. Yes, Old Vernon Road, over the causeway passing through Hell’s Kitchen, narrow pavement turns to dirt (supposedly made for four-wheel drive – never stopped me before). I enter Satan’s Kingdom … Continue reading

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OSWEGO CANAL – 7-10 MAY 2022 – Part II

Monday, May 9, was a bus tour starting at 8:40 at the Port of Oswego (still love how that sounds) and traveling south along the river for almost 22 miles to Phoenix. The river continues another two miles to where … Continue reading

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OSWEGO CANAL – 7-10 MAY 2022 – Part I

I am trying to get back into exploring and traveling, 2019 (just look at those posts) being probably my best year. And, that year I discovered the Canal Society of New York State, and also the sadly now defunct (thank … Continue reading

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