Author Archives: Ray Boas

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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BACK TO THE MOUNTAINS – 30 MARCH to 2 APRIL 2022

Still hard for me to get “back on the road.” Things have changed so much due to the pandemic, but recently things appear to be rebounding, and folks are comfortable not hiding their faces. Remember in 2019 I had an … Continue reading

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SCOUTING OVERNIGHT – 18-19 MARCH 2022

I am forcing myself to learn how to travel again – it has been so long, and things are different. People are getting out, thus lodging harder to find. And, in the last two years it has become harder to … Continue reading

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CHANGE OF SCENERY – 26 FEBRUARY – 1 MARCH 2022

Looking back, I have not had many adventures to share with you the past year plus, and we know why. But I just got home from another “Change of Scenery” at Kipling’s Carriage House – essentially replicating an adventure from … Continue reading

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“THE HEART OF THE COMMONWEALTH” – EXPLORATIONS AT “THE WOO” – 12 FEBRUARY 2022

That title may get you to read further. Six weeks into the new year, and I drove about 140 miles on 12 February – more miles than I have driven in two months. Yes, I have stayed home and safe, … Continue reading

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BATTLESHIP COVE and BLACKSTONE RIVER VALLEY

It is January 9, 2022, and I am getting crazier. I do well being by myself, but I do like to travel, explore, and learn. The past few months I have been reviewing and traveling with my posts of the … Continue reading

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A FOREST GROWS INSIDE “44” – Christmas Eve 2021

In the very early 1990s I was the lone book dealer at local antique shows. I saw some interesting boxes, and began collecting boxes that “spoke” to me (and I have a collection of books on boxes – of course). … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – REDUX – (Like You Have Never Heard Before)

This post has been eleven years in the making. About a year and a half after Cathy died, I learned of the Road Scholar programs and began devouring their literature. I found many unique programs, offering access to places and … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY TOUR — 11 DECEMBER 2021

Yet again we face a difficult holiday season. Limited gatherings, limited holiday events. But 2020 was worse and there were none of the holiday tours I have enjoyed in the past. Most fun has been the Inndulgence Tour which friends … Continue reading

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