Author Archives: Ray Boas

NOSTALGIA and HISTORY EXPLORATIONS – 25-26 JULY 2019

For awhile my cousins and I had planned to visit, and it finally worked out on Thursday, 25 July, I headed to my aunt’s home in Mystic, Connecticut, Steve arrived from Colorado, and Debbie came by ferry from Block Island. … Continue reading

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EASTERN ERIE CANAL and MORE – 14-16 JULY 2019

After my return from Buffalo in May I knew I had to get back to Erie Canal explorations sooner rather than later. I need more of Buffalo, and having now spent three more days on the eastern portion of the … Continue reading

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COAST to COAST to COAST – SECOND LEG (Part Two) – CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR – 9-11 JUNE 2019

Now onto Part Two of Leg Two of this journey, on the California Zephyr. In part one I am acquainted you with the Superliner and its cars, and completed crossing the Mississippi River on Sunday, 10 June. It is now … Continue reading

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COAST to COAST to COAST – SECOND LEG (Part One) – CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR – 9-11 JUNE 2019

Here goes Leg Two of this journey. Working on this for three days I realized I should break Leg Two into two segments – I have that many notes, and things to share with you. In part one below, I … Continue reading

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COAST to COAST to COAST – FIRST LEG – LAKE SHORE LIMITED 8-9 JUNE 2019

Thank you for the nice responses to my “genesis post” on this adventure. I have struggled how to break my Train Trek down in segments to share, but have finally come up with this plan below, for a series of … Continue reading

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COAST to COAST to COAST – 8-16 JUNE 2019 TRAIN TREK – GENESIS

This adventure was long in planning, and will be awhile in sharing. After all, it was a 6,787 mile Train Trek. If you do the math, that equates to COAST to COAST to COAST. Yes, Boston – Chicago – Sacramento … Continue reading

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“A JEWEL BEYOND PRICE” – NAULAKHA – A VERMONT TREASURE

“Did you know that…” Rudyard Kipling, who was the most famous author in the world, built his home, Naulakha, in 1892 in Dummerston (just north of the Brattleboro line) where he lived for four years. Here he wrote some of … Continue reading

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BIG DITCH EXPLORATIONS – 17-18 MAY 2019

I am not the only one who, in the last 200 years, has thanked DeWitt Clinton for his “Wedding of the Waters.” Originally 363 miles from Albany to Buffalo, I have been curious about the Erie Canal for years. I … Continue reading

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CITY OF LIGHT – MAKING THE LIGHT – CAPTURING LIGHT — 16-17 MAY 2019

By now you should know I love playing with words, and creating catchy titles. This title explains my adventures of Thursday and Friday, 16 and 17 May in Buffalo and stopping in Rochester. Yes, a delay in posting, but since … Continue reading

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A TRIP TO THE MOON and to EDEN – 14-15 MAY 2019

You may recall my Roycroft Arts and Crafts experience in Western New York in October 2014. One day we toured Frank Lloyd Wright architecture spots in Buffalo. I realized I had to get back to explore Buffalo, and that is … Continue reading

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