Tag Archives: Vermont

ANOTHER YEARLY TRANSITION — 2022 to 2023 — 31 December 2022

My last post relating memories and adventures for the year 2022, and hopefully posted before “the ball drops.” Starting off, and truthful, I am not as thrilled as usual with my images and tales, but as always would like to … Continue reading

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INNDULGENCE TOUR – 3-4 DECEMBER 2022 – OKEMO VALLEY

“Been There, Done That” and had to do it again. This was the fifth time the Inndulgence Tour was held for the holidays in Vermont, COVID having caused postponements, and this was the third time I have enjoyed touring Inns … Continue reading

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NEW NEARBY EXPLORATIONS – 19 NOVEMBER 2022

I am often asked, “Ray, how do you come up with ideas for your explorations and road-trips?” Well, blame it on my insatiable curiosity, and fast moving need to learn something else from something new I just learned. And, fast … Continue reading

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ON TOP OF MT. GREYLOCK – 19-20 OCTOBER 2022 and a LANDMARK BONUS 24-27 OCTOBER

I got out again, and repeated previous pleasures albeit things are not always the same. Bascom Lodge atop Mt. Greylock in Massachusetts, built in the 1930s by the CCC, closes this week for the season, as does the road soon … Continue reading

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OCTOBER LEAVES POTPOURRI – 2022

I am turning a corner, and in the last days have booked two overnights in the near future. But, in time you will read of those. But on this page is a compilation of three adventures “on the road” 6, … Continue reading

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I WILL NEVER MISS this HIT n MISS EVENT – 25 SEPTEMBER 2022

I had an amazing Saturday 22 September 2018 attending the PERU VT fair, and the 20th Annual Autumn Round-Up: Antique Tractor & Machinery Show on the Barker Farm high in the Ludlow, VT hills. Please do revisit that post. But … Continue reading

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VERGENNES, VERMONT OVERNIGHT – 17-18 AUGUST 2022

I do not seem to be getting out and about as much as I used to, but I am busy. Lack of “shunpiking explorations” is probably a combination of factors: I still wish to avoid crowds; places I wish to … Continue reading

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“FILLING IN THE MAP” – 4 JULY 2022 WEEKEND

My plan for this 4th was to have no plans – just stay comfy home, and not get out in the crowds (now there is an oxymoron for my perfect part of the world). But in my constant research and … Continue reading

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HOOT TOOT & WHISTLE and a QUEST — 11 JUNE 2022

Or, as some called it, HOLD TIGHT & WORRY – officially the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad. Remember my last stay with Amos Brown in November? During that trip I got to the Hoosac Tunnel for the first time, and … Continue reading

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GILL – HELL’S KITCHEN – SATAN’S KINGDOM – 88 BB1 MILES – 83 DEGREES – 21 MAY 2022

I have finally met a road I did not like. Yes, Old Vernon Road, over the causeway passing through Hell’s Kitchen, narrow pavement turns to dirt (supposedly made for four-wheel drive – never stopped me before). I enter Satan’s Kingdom … Continue reading

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