Tag Archives: NY

LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 7 – ROCHESTER, NY, and THE OSWEGO CANAL

I last left you as the GRANDE MARINER entered Lake Ontario around 2PM on Tuesday, 10 September. Arrival at our next stop was just after midnight in Rochester, New York on the Genesee River. Departure on 11 September was scheduled … Continue reading

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BIG DITCH EXPLORATIONS – 17-18 MAY 2019

I am not the only one who, in the last 200 years, has thanked DeWitt Clinton for his “Wedding of the Waters.” Originally 363 miles from Albany to Buffalo, I have been curious about the Erie Canal for years. I … Continue reading

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A TRIP TO THE MOON and to EDEN – 14-15 MAY 2019

You may recall my Roycroft Arts and Crafts experience in Western New York in October 2014. One day we toured Frank Lloyd Wright architecture spots in Buffalo. I realized I had to get back to explore Buffalo, and that is … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING DUTCH IN THE HUDSON VALLEY – 18-23 SEPTEMBER 2016 – ROAD SCHOLAR

Two weeks later, but I still need to share this Road Scholar program with you. This was a great learning experience for me — we just do not learn in school the extensive contribution (and lasting impact) of the Dutch … Continue reading

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18 SEPT 2016 HEADING TO — EVERYTHING DUTCH IN THE HUDSON VALLEY — AND BACK FROM 23 SEPT 2016

Welcome back to SHUNPIKING WITH RAY. I seem to find it harder and harder to find the time to document my explorations for you, and those documentations are coming later after a journey. I thought of a good way, however, to split up … Continue reading

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TWO NIGHT EXPERIMENT – SARATOGA SPRINGS – 28-30 JUNE 2016

When I began writing this after 21 hours “on the road,” I felt my experiment was going very well. Comfortable for a couple hours in the car driving, two hours on my feet in a car museum, and a long … Continue reading

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BIRTHDAY BREAK – WHERE ELSE? – RLI – 13-15 MARCH 2016

A wise customer and friend told me two things almost 25 years ago. “You will go broke buying a bargain; but, you will never go broke making a profit.”  Those words resonant in my mind, and guide my actions. On “cyber-Monday” … Continue reading

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ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN – CONTINUING THE EXPLORATIONS – 5 OCTOBER 2015

This past weekend I had a great time visiting my daughter, her husband and three children in New Jersey. You know I never drive a direct route anywhere – no fun. But I cheated on the way down and took … Continue reading

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238 YEARS OF HISTORY IN 298 KILOMETERS – 11 JULY 2015

What with Alex’s visit and our trips to Bromley, the 4th of July in Plymouth Notch, some planned adventures this coming week in Vermont, why would I be back in Vermont today you ask? Easy – the 238th anniversary of … Continue reading

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PERFECT START FOR 2015 “SHUNPIKING” – 16-19 JANUARY 2015

My goodness, it has been over two months since I have reported some “shunpiking” and adventures.  But, as you know, November and December I devote to my production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and now I am happy to report that … Continue reading

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