Author Archives: Ray Boas

NEW NEARBY EXPLORATIONS – 19 NOVEMBER 2022

I am often asked, “Ray, how do you come up with ideas for your explorations and road-trips?” Well, blame it on my insatiable curiosity, and fast moving need to learn something else from something new I just learned. And, fast … Continue reading

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ON TOP OF MT. GREYLOCK – 19-20 OCTOBER 2022 and a LANDMARK BONUS 24-27 OCTOBER

I got out again, and repeated previous pleasures albeit things are not always the same. Bascom Lodge atop Mt. Greylock in Massachusetts, built in the 1930s by the CCC, closes this week for the season, as does the road soon … Continue reading

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OCTOBER LEAVES POTPOURRI – 2022

I am turning a corner, and in the last days have booked two overnights in the near future. But, in time you will read of those. But on this page is a compilation of three adventures “on the road” 6, … Continue reading

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GUILFORD, VERMONT – HIDDEN GEMS – AMAZING HISTORY – 2 OCTOBER 2022

I almost did not make this Guilford Historical Society event, but with possible inclement weather it was postponed to Sunday from Saturday — I had a conflict in town on Saturday which would have kept me here. And, then I … Continue reading

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I WILL NEVER MISS this HIT n MISS EVENT – 25 SEPTEMBER 2022

I had an amazing Saturday 22 September 2018 attending the PERU VT fair, and the 20th Annual Autumn Round-Up: Antique Tractor & Machinery Show on the Barker Farm high in the Ludlow, VT hills. Please do revisit that post. But … Continue reading

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KOA VINTAGE EYE-CANDY — 17 SEPTEMBER 2022

As you may have realized, I still have a fear of getting out in social situations and also of traveling. But, it could be just be that I am out of practice. Fortunately, I am comfortable alone, and can certainly … Continue reading

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DUBLIN GAS ENGINE MEET – 50th ANNIVERSARY – 10 SEPTEMBER 2022

There are some things I enjoy doing, and heading to Cricket Hill Farm in Dublin for the Dublin Gas Engine Meet is something I look forward to. BLUE BELLE (1960 MGA Roadster) and I headed off today for the 50th … Continue reading

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PRESS plus POTS – 31 AUGUST and 1 SEPTEMBER 2022

It has been hard to get out and about – COVID, out of practice, making arrangements not as easy as in the past BUT – I just had an overnight to get me back in the “shunpiking mode.” I had … Continue reading

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VERGENNES, VERMONT OVERNIGHT – 17-18 AUGUST 2022

I do not seem to be getting out and about as much as I used to, but I am busy. Lack of “shunpiking explorations” is probably a combination of factors: I still wish to avoid crowds; places I wish to … Continue reading

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TWO VOYAGES – MAIDEN and CANAL – 3-6 AUGUST 2022

After my Oswego Canal trip in early May I started doing more research on the Champlain Canal to see if there was a boat I could rent to explore the canal since all the Erie Canal boats had already been … Continue reading

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