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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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WHAT DO I DO, WHEN NOT SURE WHAT TO DO? — THE RED LION INN — 4-6 November 2014

The RLI feels as much like home for me as home does. I had two nights in a row before A CHRISTMAS CAROL begins negating three day adventures.  I struggled, and struggled with where to go, and what to do.  … Continue reading

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