Category Archives: Day (or maybe two) Trips

QUABBIN – 40% of MASSACHUSETT’S WATER – 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

Did you notice? It has taken me more than two weeks to get to writing and posting this fascinating 12 hour adventure that I highly recommend. The day before my Quabbin (The Meeting of Many Waters) visit I got to … Continue reading

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46th ANNUAL DUBLIN, NH – GAS ENGINE MEET – 9 SEPTEMBER 2017

If you read my posts, I have surprises for you, and often things I enjoy repeating. Today was a repeat, albeit different. I remember as a pre-teen a hit-‘n’-miss engine at a car show I was at with my Dad, … Continue reading

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WHACKED IN Fall River — 16 and 17 AUGUST 2017

Have you noticed that recently I seldom get to complete my posts while on my adventures as I used to? Some of my recent experiences have continued well into the evening hours impinging on my sitting down with wine and … Continue reading

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MY 4 1/4 HOUR VACATION YOU MUST TAKE – AUGUST 20, 2017 – AND A TEASER

I cannot keep up to share my adventures. Still I have not yet gotten to my Fall River report, and when asked why by a friend days ago, she said, “that’s right, it is CLARION time.” Yes, the September issue … Continue reading

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SEVEN YEARS “ON THE LIST” – NOW HALF DONE – 1-2 AUGUST 2017

  I have not taken an overnight, or more, since early March when I stayed at the Red Lion Inn for my birthday, but had to leave early due to an incoming bad snow storm. I have gotten out of practice, … Continue reading

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JULY 2017 SHUNPIKING COMPENDIUM

When our play was done on June 25th I figured “I’m out of here – and Shunpiking.” But lengthy sojourns and overnights have not materialized. Hip provided hiccups, and between threat of rain almost every other day, and other commitments … Continue reading

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112 BLUE BELLE MILES – 8 COVERED BRIDGES – 2 JULY 2017

Today was BLUE BELLE’s turn, and now with over 600 miles on her rebuilt power plant she is due for a checkup and tightening. Again using Joseph C. Nelson’s  SPANNING TIME: VERMONT’S COVERED BRIDGES – today was Tour 13 – THE … Continue reading

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95 BLACK BEAUTY MILES – 5 COVERED BRIDGES – 1 JULY 2017

My friends know that my local commitments the first half of this year (in a play, and producing a play, plus…) have impinged on my “shunpiking.” In addition, there is always something else. My spine surgery and fusion last year … Continue reading

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ONLY THE TREES ARE DIFFERENT and ONLY ONE IN THE US – 10 JUNE 2017

And, the Differences continue An Update – 26 July 2017 Early July – Overcast 26 July 2017 – Overcast And, how the change happened 25 July 2017 (remember, click to enlarge the images- please) And, the answer to the question … Continue reading

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COMPANY AND A NEW TRAVEL EXCUSE – 20-21 MAY 2017

Do I need a new excuse to travel? No, but it is nice to have a focus for a sojourn. In February 2016 when I was staying with Alex, Davide (yes with an E) had just arrived days before from … Continue reading

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