Category Archives: Day (or maybe two) Trips

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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SERENDIPITY – COINCIDENCES – ABANDONED ROADS and MORE – 15 and 16 APRIL 2017

“To write about something is to live it twice.” Today’s informative, eye-opening adventure (for me at least) stemmed following a lecture I presented two weeks ago at the Historical Society of Cheshire County. The day before I received a phone call … Continue reading

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FISH, FENCES, PRISON and MORE – 2-4 APRIL 2017

Title catch your fancy to read? I hope so. I am just about booked solid until the first of July, and even had to “skip out” of a few commitments to stay with Alex while David and Mari made a … Continue reading

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THAT TIME IN MARCH – I TREAT MYSELF – 12-14 MARCH 2017

My tradition with The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, has now begun its 21st year. Cathy and I first experienced the Inn for Valentine’s Day in 1996, continued coming and had a grand time for four days during the … Continue reading

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FILLING IN THE MAP IN CONNECTICUT – 20-22 FEBRUARY 2017

I needed another rejuvenating break, but where to go? I focused in on eastern Connecticut, and booked a fabulous B&B. Then I started researching the various museums and sites I wanted to visit. All reopen by Memorial Day – “my … Continue reading

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