Category Archives: Day (or maybe two) Trips

Three Nights at “A JEWEL BEYOND PRICE” – 13-16 MAY 2021

If you have attentively followed my meanderings, you may remember that I discovered NAULAKHA on Flag Day, 2015. And then toured it during an open house in June of 2019. Landmark Trust USA has a number of historic, impeccably preserved … Continue reading

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TWO PLUS WEEK REPORT — 21 FEBRUARY 2021

I enjoy writing. I write to remember. I write for enjoyment. And, I enjoy writing to share. This past week I have done a great deal of writing for the March issue of my CLARION newspaper, and I cannot stop … Continue reading

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SERENDIPITOUS SNOWY SOJOURN – 4 FEBRUARY 2021

When a back roader (me) finds a road back of his favorite back road (US Route 7A) you cannot imagine the resulting euphoria. And there is a backstory to this serendipitous snowy sojourn. It all started buying some books a … Continue reading

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CHANGE OF SCENERY – 13-16 JANUARY 2021

For safety, of course, options for travel, diners out, movies, and the like are limited, and best should simply be avoided. But a CHANGE OF SCENERY can help, and I have found a great way (for me) to enjoy a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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