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BACK IN VERMONT — 22-24 JULY 2021

It has been awhile since I have been out. As you know I will head out on a whim, and sometimes have a reason. The past two weekends I had reasons. First to spend two nights in a tent with … Continue reading

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MAY 13, 2021 – 13 YEARS AGO – 13 WONDERFUL YEARS CLOSED

…when Cathy died, I was playing Grandpa in the play YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU with the Walpole Players.  The joyous memories remain until you no longer can remember. Cathy touched everyone she met. One should celebrate the good … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – A JANUARY UPDATE

It has almost been a month since I last said hi, so “hi.” The little cars have not been out, so they have no shunpiking stories to share, nor have I made any recent trips in GiGi – the “new” … Continue reading

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SAVING THE “GATEWAY TO WALPOLE”

As many of my “shunpiking” friends know I am involved in much more than traveling and bookselling. I publish the local newspaper THE WALPOLE CLARION, and for the past six months have been working with a group to preserve and … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY FINALE – 20-29 FEBRUARY 2016

One sixth gone is the year – hard to believe, particularly since I have not yet experienced winter. Blame me for the lack of snow and cold – I bought a new winter coat in November, and it is hanging still in … Continue reading

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REPOSITIONING DAY – WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST 2015 – AND WHAT A DAY

6:15 – up to get ready to leave for airport 7:30 – Check-in at airport for 8:40 flight to Southampton. Looking forward to touring Southampton, and another Titanic museum. B&B allowing me to check-in early by noon 8:30 – Announcement from … Continue reading

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SECOND FAVORITE SPOT – THE FORT AT NO. 4 – 20 June 2015

Today, the weather again was just too perfect – soon to change as remnants of Storm Bill are stirring up outside. BLUE BELLE (BB2) and I left about 11:30, and returned 54 miles and five hours later. Only planned stop … Continue reading

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THE HENRY FORD – 22 FEBRUARY 2015

As I told you on 19 February in “Coming Soon,” a revisit to Dearborn, Michigan, after almost 58 years was on the horizon. In the last post on Detroit I told you I had to devote a page to The Henry Ford … Continue reading

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CONCLUSION OF MY ROYCROFT – WESTERN NEW YORK EXPERIENCE – 10-11 October 2014

Yes, Betty, the answer is below — but the answer has prompted another question. Sadly I departed the program at the Roycroft Inn at 1PM on Friday, 10 October.  At the “graduation lunch” I was asked to read Elbert Hubbard’s … Continue reading

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ONE OF THE BEST CONTINUES – 8 and 9 OCTOBER in EAST AURORA, LOCKPORT and BUFFALO, NEW YORK

As I am keyboarding this on Thursday night, I must say that this has been one of the most educational and fascinating “group” trips I have experienced, and it will be leading to much more exploration and learning. Hey, keeping … Continue reading

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