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#184383 - 04/20/09 02:57 AM Re: tranche [Re: BranShea]  
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Just! That kind of roads. Some nice pictures there! The Minute Bike Path. This connects to a letter that came in today (link) from a pianist friend, announcing the fundraising acts for the celebration of the 100th birthday of Alan Hovhaness.(2011)

memorial run
His pilgrimage to Mount Monadnock will start on Saturday, May 2, crossing the New Hampshire border to Massachusetts along highways 124, 119, 225. The final miles in Massachusetts will be run on the Minuteman Bike Path from Bedford, through Lexington, and to the Hovhaness family home at 5 Blossom Street in Arlington. Arrival at Blossom Street is planned for 4:00 PM, Wednesday, May 13. He gives concerts in places along the way.

I know Lexington from the bus ride New York- Great Barrington where I used to stay. In fact you can walk and bike there.
In California I find it hard to find good walking/biking roads.



A resource for such roads might be county plat books. Having grown up in Randolph County, Illinois, I know of several rural roads, most of which are black-topped today, that once were trails that date to the early French and English colonial days. One mentioned previously, the Shawneetown Trail goes from Shawneetown on the Ohio River to Fort Kaskaskia/Fort Gage on the Mississippi. There is an ironic historical link between the two terminals as well as the geographical. Kaskaskia was one of the earliest French settlements in southern Illinois, while Shawneetown was one of the earliest English/American.

#184385 - 04/20/09 08:53 AM Re: tranche [Re: PastorVon]  
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Thank you, I will have a lot to explore in my next life.

#184438 - 04/22/09 02:50 AM Re: tranche [Re: BranShea]  
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I knew we had discussed the origin of trace before: link

Branny, don't overlook the Appalachian Trail. Only a select few have hiked its full length.

MERCY it's good to be back on-line--my computer's been in the shop for a week! [twitching e]

#184440 - 04/22/09 11:40 AM Re: tranche [Re: Jackie]  
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Welcome back.
Ha! The only trail we did a little tranche of ws the Appalachian. In White Mountain National Park. With our under-ten childeren; it was glorious. Only as we camped 'in the wild' the tent lines had to be attached to trees. The loose forest ground would't hold. And bugs, Jackie, lots of bugs. Fluorescent and invisible little creepers. You'd have loved it too. wink
Would there be things you have not discussed yet?

#184460 - 04/23/09 03:58 PM Re: tranche [Re: BranShea]  
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Ick--according to Who's Online, I'm sharing this view with seven spiders right now!

#184568 - 04/29/09 05:03 PM Re: tranche [Re: Jackie]  
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Right now I see 9 spiders looking for a place to bite.
Bugs are part of camping. Love to camp. Lots of places
here in the plains, if it would stop raining.

Just jumped to 13 spiders.

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#184596 - 05/01/09 07:09 PM Re: tranche [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Never mind the rain but do they have tornado-proof tent pegs? How many tents have ever been parashooted up to the sky?

#184600 - 05/01/09 10:20 PM Re: tranche [Re: BranShea]  
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Actually more than I care to mention.
Some sites have tornado shelters, but most do not. It was only
a year ago this week that a tornado passed over the city
and landed in a Boy Scout camp a few miles away, killing four
boys in their early teens (13-14). This week the camp has been
rebuilt with their families on hand for the re-dedication. It
is really a sad site, but they say they are re-vitalized. They
were in a cabin near a stone fireplace which fell on them, killing them. They say if you are out in the open, find a ditch
to lie down in. I've seen tornados, and been in two of them,
but luckily had a basement to hide in. One school where I taught
was levelled to the ground and oh, the stories from that one.
It put this city out commission for weeks.


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