Author Archives: Ray Boas

A BREAK – ONE HOUR and TWO CENTURIES AWAY – 10-12 NOVEMBER 2020

  I needed a break, we all need a break. But, I am afraid that taking a traditional break, and get-away could be a year away. Just a change of scenery is rejuvenating, and helpful, even if like me, you … Continue reading

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN — 2020

You know me by now. After The Red Lion Inn, where do I enjoy visiting the most? Yes, Old Sturbridge Village, I was there again last evening. In October 2017, I became a member during my first visit in about … Continue reading

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LEAVES and THOUGHTS – OCTOBER 2020

It has been so long since I have “chatted with you.” And, also so long since I have had any new explorations to share. But, I have to write, and I have to share. Probably a half dozen days the … Continue reading

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FOLIAGE PEAKING-PEEPING PRIMER – 26 September 2020

Still a tad early for the hills to be all popping out — but BLUE BELLE and I had to get out, and that does not mean we cannot pop out more. Saturday, 26 September, we clocked 209 kilometers. Below … Continue reading

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MY “SECOND HOME” – THE RED LION INN – 9-11 September 2020 – and bonuses 2019 and 2018

I write for myself to remember, but love to share as you know. And during the pandemic I have been able to travel with myself on past adventures reviewing my past posts. In planning new routes to explore I will … Continue reading

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QUICK OVERNIGHT and NEW DISCOVERIES – 26-27 August 2020

  I am still overly cautious about leaving my home with COVID on the prowl, but often a trip beckons, and a beckoning happened. My daughter and her family had a cabin for a week in New York on Lake … Continue reading

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BACK TO THE 1830s – and WITHOUT A TIME MACHINE – 19 AUGUST 2020

Ray’s travels 2020 – ZERO. And, you know why. To be safe we have all restricted our travels and exposure to others who may have COVID. Further keeping me home is that eating now while out and/or traveling is complicated, … Continue reading

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TWO FAVORITE PLACES — THREE PLUS HOUR TOUR — 18 JULY 2020

Yes, considering circumstances with COVID, long distance trips are just a memory, and a distant hope. But, today BLUE BELLE and I got itchy, and off we headed to local great places we enjoy, and are safe without crowds refusing … Continue reading

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QUIN-TOWN 4th of JULY REVERSE PARADE – 3 July 2020

BLUE BELLE has been crying, “we have not taken a long ride in over a year.” I checked, and she was correct. Short hops, but in 2019 long train trips and Lakes-Locks-Long River prevented us from “having a long date” … Continue reading

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2 JUNE 2020 —THOUGHTS, REFLECTIONS and soon VIRTUAL TRIPS

I do not have to tell you 2020 is different and horrific for us all – pandemic, loss of life (by both virus and knee), loss of jobs and security, students without needed routine and graduation traditions, lack of equality, … Continue reading

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