Category Archives: ROADS and ROUTES

“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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HOOT TOOT & WHISTLE and a QUEST — 11 JUNE 2022

Or, as some called it, HOLD TIGHT & WORRY – officially the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad. Remember my last stay with Amos Brown in November? During that trip I got to the Hoosac Tunnel for the first time, and … Continue reading

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GILL – HELL’S KITCHEN – SATAN’S KINGDOM – 88 BB1 MILES – 83 DEGREES – 21 MAY 2022

I have finally met a road I did not like. Yes, Old Vernon Road, over the causeway passing through Hell’s Kitchen, narrow pavement turns to dirt (supposedly made for four-wheel drive – never stopped me before). I enter Satan’s Kingdom … Continue reading

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CHANGE OF SCENERY – 26 FEBRUARY – 1 MARCH 2022

Looking back, I have not had many adventures to share with you the past year plus, and we know why. But I just got home from another “Change of Scenery” at Kipling’s Carriage House – essentially replicating an adventure from … Continue reading

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“THE HEART OF THE COMMONWEALTH” – EXPLORATIONS AT “THE WOO” – 12 FEBRUARY 2022

That title may get you to read further. Six weeks into the new year, and I drove about 140 miles on 12 February – more miles than I have driven in two months. Yes, I have stayed home and safe, … Continue reading

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BATTLESHIP COVE and BLACKSTONE RIVER VALLEY

It is January 9, 2022, and I am getting crazier. I do well being by myself, but I do like to travel, explore, and learn. The past few months I have been reviewing and traveling with my posts of the … Continue reading

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MORE GUILFORD, VERMONT, EXPLORATIONS – 27 NOVEMBER 2021

Remember that I write for myself to remember – but enjoy sharing. My recent explorations continue to be in Vermont – so close, but so far away in an historical feel. I have been learning about Dummerston, and have become … Continue reading

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AT REST with AMOS AGAIN and other EXPLORATIONS – 11-14 NOVEMBER 2021

This has been a tough year to do anything. COVID has closed travel opportunities, and what has remained open has become expensive, and crowded. I “do not do crowds” and want to stay safe for travels in years to come … Continue reading

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ON THE WAY HOME – 1 SEPTEMBER 2021 – CANAL and MINERAL SPRING

If you have “travelled with me” on “Shunpiking with Ray,” you know that two reoccurring themes for exploration are canals and 19th century summer resorts. Heading home from Granville, NY, the plan was the Champlain Canal to Whitehall, New York, … Continue reading

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