Author Archives: Ray Boas

NEW DISCOVERIES – LESS THAN AN HOUR AWAY – 28 JANUARY 2018

Don’t ever think I am “retired.” And, I will tell you I do not like the “R WORD.” But, “working” hard, I needed another break, and even a few hours away can make all the difference and rejuvenate. This past … Continue reading

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ICE HARVESTING DAY – 21 JANUARY 2018

I had so much fun today — and I have been looking forward to this day since August 20th – six months ago. You can read my post about my finally getting to Muster Field Farm that day – but … Continue reading

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YEAR END HOLIDAY HURRAHS – 28 and 30 DECEMBER 2017

PRELIMINARY NOTE – Most important event of the year at the end of this post. I had been pining to see The Red Lion Inn decked out in its Christmas fashions, but following a busy and packed month, as time … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT – OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE – 2017

In October I visited Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) for the first time in nine years, and it had been decades before for my previous visits. I spent the whole day there – loved it – and purchased my membership when … Continue reading

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SANTA’S LAND, PUTNEY, VERMONT – RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY 16 DECEMBER 2017

I received an email earlier this week from Santa inviting me to his ribbon cutting ceremony today before the park opened. I replied, “you don’t even have to ask twice.” At 9:45, owner David related the fascinating history of the … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY EXPLORATIONS – GETTING YOU IN THE MOOD – 6 and 9 DECEMBER 2017

  I may have shared I considered mid-December Road Scholar Christmas programs at the Biltmore, and another in Williamsburg. For various reasons I decided not to go, holding those areas for adventures in late spring instead. But, I wanted to … Continue reading

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FLICKERING FLAMES OF A HOPELESS ROMANTIC – 3 DECEMBER 2017

Many “forces” drive me to combine and share words. Earlier this week I reread an article “Remembering the Good old Days of Collecting Antiques,” and on the 2nd in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, I bought yet another candle holder, this of handcrafted … Continue reading

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SANTA’S LAND – PUTNEY, VERMONT – REOPENED NOVEMBER 25, 2017

I first visited Santa’s Land when moving to New Hampshire in 2002 – I love classic early Roadside Americana. When it came up for sale my late-wife and I even toyed with the idea of purchasing it. It changed hands. … Continue reading

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PORTSMOUTH (NH) HOLIDAY PREPARATIONS – 19-20 NOVEMBER 2017

This post is to help you “get in the spirit” – it did for me. Without having a December theatrical production to worry about, for the first time in nine years I have been able to review and decide on … Continue reading

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VISITING 1838, AND HOW IT CAME TO BE – 10-12 October 2017

My adventures do come about via circuitous routes. Last September I attended a Road Scholar program learning about “everything Dutch in the Hudson Valley.” When at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside I became entranced with The Legend of Sleepy Hollow thinking I … Continue reading

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