Author Archives: Ray Boas

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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NO TWO ALIKE and LARGEST IN THE US – 22-24 JULY 2022

You know I like to find and share unusual superlatives, and combining those discoveries to share in conjunction with a “road-trip” makes it even the more fun for me. This “road-trip,” as in the last couple of years, was to … Continue reading

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“FILLING IN THE MAP” – 4 JULY 2022 WEEKEND

My plan for this 4th was to have no plans – just stay comfy home, and not get out in the crowds (now there is an oxymoron for my perfect part of the world). But in my constant research and … Continue reading

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VINS NATURE CENTER – QUECHEE, VT – 29 JUNE 2022

Now 50 years old, founded in 1972, and I have been passing the entrance (near a bend in the road so not really looking) now for 20 years. But the other day a friend told me the fun they had … Continue reading

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MIDDLESEX CANAL and GREAT WEEKEND – 18-20 JUNE 2022

A month or so ago my son Gary and I were “Zooming” and I suggested meeting at the Middlesex Canal Museum in North Bellerica, and exploring the canal which traverses both Woburn and Winchester, Massachusetts, were he and my son, … Continue reading

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