Author Archives: Ray Boas

FILLING IN THE MAP for FIVE HOURS – 17 JUNE 2018

Number One son called a few moments ago asking what I had done today. “I traveled a road I had not been on before,” I replied. He said, “I can’t believe you have any left.” Yes, I do, and some … Continue reading

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A CANNED HAM ADVENTURE – 3 JUNE 2018

I know, I know — you have not heard from me here since my post on 2 May of my 11-13 April adventure with Bob Newhart. I am sorry, but I have been busy — just read the last couple … Continue reading

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STRATFORD INN and NEW ROADS — 11-13 APRIL 2018

See the date of the travel in this post? Wonder why it has taken so long for me to get to it? Know how long it has been since my last travel post? Have any idea how busy I have … Continue reading

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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

Update – 16 May 2018 from Santa Season Opening – June 22, 2018 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 … 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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