Category Archives: ROADS and ROUTES

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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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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BACKYARD (ALMOST) OVERNIGHT — 9-10 NOVEMBER 2016

I needed a break; well after all, I have been home three weeks !!! And it was this time last year I felt the same way and spent 9-11 November 2015 in MAINLY MAINE. I planned an exploration of Providence, RI, … Continue reading

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TWO LOCAL THINGS YOU NEED TO DO – NOW !!! — 3 and 4 October 2016

This is not the conclusion of “Everything Dutch in the Hudson Valley” – I know that. But this will be a brief encouragement for some nearby explorations you need to do very soon. Scott and Betty arrived with their Airstream … Continue reading

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A NEW DISCOVERY AND “HIT AND MISS” – 10 SEPTEMBER 2016

  This weekend was the 45th Annual Dublin Gas Engine Meet in Dublin, NH, on Route 101. Fascinated for decades by the old “hit ‘n miss” engines, you may recall I went last year, and that Alex and I had … Continue reading

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BONUS DAY – BONUS 164 KILOMETERS WITH BLUE BELLE – 5 SEPTEMBER 2016

Happy Labor Day. You may be caught in traffic – I was not, as I am in “heaven.” I expected today to be bad weather wise with the storm that hit the south earlier in the week, but I was … Continue reading

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CONNECTICUT EXPLORATIONS – 10 – 12 AUGUST 2016

I returned home from my home state of Connecticut a week ago, and am finally starting on this post. But I know it may not be finished for days. In fact, I may not complete it until I am on … Continue reading

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MAINLY MAINE – HISTORIC OVERNIGHT – 7-8 July 2016

I know, I know – July is almost over, and I am reporting two and a half weeks late. And, I even have a three nighter from last week to document before month end.  You see, I go away, learn … Continue reading

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