The Peripatetic Traveler

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A Facebook friend of mine posted this meme¬†recently: This led to a “discussion” (and I use the term loosely) among my friend (“R”),...

What was your first thought when you read the subject line? If you’re like I am, with a love for machinery, you may have thought this would be about one-of-a-kind railcars,...

When I was growing up, my Mom and I would drive from Richmond, VA (where we lived), to Gilmanton Iron Works (GIW), NH, to spend the summer at the family cottage....

No, this isn’t one of my usual travelogue posts – not that I’ve actually *written* any “usual travelogue posts” (or any other posts, for that matter) lately… Instead, this is about...

Notes from the field – er, beach – for Thursday, October 27, 2016: *sigh* ūüėČ Back to paddling again…(Oh, a note: people¬†paddle canoes and kayaks with¬†paddles; they¬†row boats with¬†oars. Now you...

(…as remembered three months later…) October 26, 2016, dawned clear – as did all our days on the trip. There was no need to pack our gear this morning, though, because...

I know I haven’t finished the Baja Mexico saga yet (and there are other posts I haven’t yet written about my travels in 2016), but I want to take a bit...

Not to worry – that’s the scientific name for the black witch moth, which I’ll get to later in this story. But I’m getting ahead of myself, so let’s back up...

No, it’s not what you’re thinking – Monday, our first full day on the sea-kayaking trip, was anything *BUT* blah! “Blah blah” refers to all the talking that Sergio told us...

Y’know how, sometimes, you’re on the Interstate and you see something off in the distance ahead of you? And it never seems to get closer? Until suddenly it’s RIGHT-THERE-and-*BAM*-you-passed-it-and-now-it’s-in-the-rearview-mirror? Have you...