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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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A SERENDIPITOUS, WONDERFUL 148 BLACK BEAUTY MILES ON 9 AUGUST 2014

I wanted to stop at Santa’s Land in Putney and wish them a happy 57th birthday, and BLACK BEAUTY wanted to visit her favorite Arlington, Vermont — those were the only agenda items for the day.  But here I am … Continue reading

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ON THE ROAD TO LUBEC, MAINE and CAMPOBELLO ISLAND – 19-20 July 2014

Many months ago I signed up for a Road Scholar Program, “The Roosevelts on Campobello Island: Life at the Glorious Edge.”  Part of the reason was to delve more into Maine back roads coming and going, but I have been … Continue reading

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I TRAVEL IN THE RIGHT COMPANY – FENWAY PARK ON THE FIELD WITH THE RED SOX – 22 MAY 2014

Yes, I do travel in the right company.  Last week Rob asked me, “do you want to go to a Red Sox game, I have been given some tickets.”  If you know me, I am not sure if Red Sox … Continue reading

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