Author Archives: Ray Boas

SEVEN YEARS “ON THE LIST” – NOW HALF DONE – 1-2 AUGUST 2017

  I have not taken an overnight, or more, since early March when I stayed at the Red Lion Inn for my birthday, but had to leave early due to an incoming bad snow storm. I have gotten out of practice, … Continue reading

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JULY 2017 SHUNPIKING COMPENDIUM

When our play was done on June 25th I figured “I’m out of here – and Shunpiking.” But lengthy sojourns and overnights have not materialized. Hip provided hiccups, and between threat of rain almost every other day, and other commitments … Continue reading

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JULY 4, 2017 — PLYMOUTH NOTCH, VERMONT — THE BEST YET

Over cocktails the 3rd, with neighbors Lil and Dave, Lil asked, “why don’t you join us for lunch with our new neighbors tomorrow?” And, she then quickly said, “oh, I forgot, you will be at Plymouth Notch tomorrow.” Predictable, yes … Continue reading

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112 BLUE BELLE MILES – 8 COVERED BRIDGES – 2 JULY 2017

Today was BLUE BELLE’s turn, and now with over 600 miles on her rebuilt power plant she is due for a checkup and tightening. Again using Joseph C. Nelson’s  SPANNING TIME: VERMONT’S COVERED BRIDGES – today was Tour 13 – THE … Continue reading

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95 BLACK BEAUTY MILES – 5 COVERED BRIDGES – 1 JULY 2017

My friends know that my local commitments the first half of this year (in a play, and producing a play, plus…) have impinged on my “shunpiking.” In addition, there is always something else. My spine surgery and fusion last year … Continue reading

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

And, the Differences continue An Update – 26 July 2017 Early July – Overcast 26 July 2017 – Overcast And, how the change happened 25 July 2017 (remember, click to enlarge the images- please) And, the answer to the question … 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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