Tag Archives: VT

SHUNPIKING ON SHUNPIKE ROAD – 28 JULY 2018

The short newspaper article spoke to me immediately for a talk “…about the two sections of the Crown Point Military Road that touched the town, and the layout of the original turnpike and shunpike.” Meeting place, Belmont Village (population 245) … Continue reading

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ROCK STUDY — VICTORIAN SPRING — 255 BB1 KILOMETERS — 11 JULY 2018

  This day off was scheduled two weeks ago – but rain (not good with top down) postponed the outing. I have a fascinating week of learning coming up, and in preparation thought a visit to Proctor, Vermont, and the … Continue reading

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STRATFORD INN and NEW ROADS — 11-13 APRIL 2018

See the date of the travel in this post? Wonder why it has taken so long for me to get to it? Know how long it has been since my last travel post? Have any idea how busy I have … Continue reading

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SANTA’S LAND, PUTNEY, VERMONT – RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY 16 DECEMBER 2017

Update – 16 May 2018 from Santa Season Opening – June 22, 2018 I received an email earlier this week from Santa inviting me to his ribbon cutting ceremony today before the park opened. I replied, “you don’t even have … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY EXPLORATIONS – GETTING YOU IN THE MOOD – 6 and 9 DECEMBER 2017

  I may have shared I considered mid-December Road Scholar Christmas programs at the Biltmore, and another in Williamsburg. For various reasons I decided not to go, holding those areas for adventures in late spring instead. But, I wanted to … Continue reading

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SANTA’S LAND – PUTNEY, VERMONT – REOPENED NOVEMBER 25, 2017

Update – 16 May 2018 from Santa Season Opening – June 22, 2018 I first visited Santa’s Land when moving to New Hampshire in 2002 – I love classic early Roadside Americana. When it came up for sale my late-wife … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY GREETINGS and TRADITIONS – 19-20 DECEMBER 2016

If you get no further MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR If you have followed my travel posts, you should have noticed patterns to my travels, thus some traditions. If you enjoy something, or some place, what is wrong with repeating? … Continue reading

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INN-DULGENCE TOUR – OKEMO VALLEY, VERMONT – 3 DECEMBER 2016

There is so much going on in preparation for the holidays – I cannot do it all. This weekend was the Norman Rockwell Christmas Festivities in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, but when I finally thought about going, the Red Lion Inn was … Continue reading

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TWO LOCAL THINGS YOU NEED TO DO – NOW !!! — 3 and 4 October 2016

This is not the conclusion of “Everything Dutch in the Hudson Valley” – I know that. But this will be a brief encouragement for some nearby explorations you need to do very soon. Scott and Betty arrived with their Airstream … Continue reading

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BONUS DAY – BONUS 164 KILOMETERS WITH BLUE BELLE – 5 SEPTEMBER 2016

Happy Labor Day. You may be caught in traffic – I was not, as I am in “heaven.” I expected today to be bad weather wise with the storm that hit the south earlier in the week, but I was … Continue reading

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