Author Archives: Ray Boas

MY “SECOND HOME” – THE RED LION INN – 9-11 September 2020 – and bonuses 2019 and 2018

I write for myself to remember, but love to share as you know. And during the pandemic I have been able to travel with myself on past adventures reviewing my past posts. In planning new routes to explore I will … Continue reading

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QUICK OVERNIGHT and NEW DISCOVERIES – 26-27 August 2020

  I am still overly cautious about leaving my home with COVID on the prowl, but often a trip beckons, and a beckoning happened. My daughter and her family had a cabin for a week in New York on Lake … Continue reading

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BACK TO THE 1830s – and WITHOUT A TIME MACHINE – 19 AUGUST 2020

Ray’s travels 2020 – ZERO. And, you know why. To be safe we have all restricted our travels and exposure to others who may have COVID. Further keeping me home is that eating now while out and/or traveling is complicated, … Continue reading

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TWO FAVORITE PLACES — THREE PLUS HOUR TOUR — 18 JULY 2020

Yes, considering circumstances with COVID, long distance trips are just a memory, and a distant hope. But, today BLUE BELLE and I got itchy, and off we headed to local great places we enjoy, and are safe without crowds refusing … Continue reading

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QUIN-TOWN 4th of JULY REVERSE PARADE – 3 July 2020

BLUE BELLE has been crying, “we have not taken a long ride in over a year.” I checked, and she was correct. Short hops, but in 2019 long train trips and Lakes-Locks-Long River prevented us from “having a long date” … Continue reading

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2 JUNE 2020 —THOUGHTS, REFLECTIONS and soon VIRTUAL TRIPS

I do not have to tell you 2020 is different and horrific for us all – pandemic, loss of life (by both virus and knee), loss of jobs and security, students without needed routine and graduation traditions, lack of equality, … Continue reading

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25 YEARS — 18 MAY 1995 to 18 MAY 2020

Some Dates You Remember, and Today is the Date for Me Twenty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary Ray and Cathy (22 March 1956 – 13 May 2008) Some things you save for the memories — but most important are the memories in your … Continue reading

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FLAMINGOS — WALPOLE, NEW HAMPSHIRE STYLE

We have a problem in town, and I told you about that in my last post (sadly I may not be able to have a travel post until Maine opens in July, hopefully). The problem may have stemmed from a … Continue reading

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WALPOLE’S INVASIVE SPECIES – A UNIQUE VIRUS – AND MAYBE NO CURE

A story in the April issue of THE WALPOLE CLARION, that I publish, attracted a great deal of attention, and foretold a possible local problem resulting from Global Warming, or something else. A sort of “unique virus” has hit our … Continue reading

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7 April 2020 — REDUX of 7 April 2019 — ALL GOOD THINGS

For my recent travels the past six months I have been touring “Shunpiking with Ray” where I have enjoyed re-exploring, albeit verbally and with two dimensions instead of three. If you have followed me for any length of time you … Continue reading

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