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Out on the Trail with the new Tandem–E. Bay Bike Path, E. Providence, RI

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Alongside Narragansett Bay with our bike! Cooling vest on, cooling scarf, too, ready to ride!

We have been in conversation, and then getting geared up with a bike builder, Jay Borden, of Roulez Cycles, in Lynn, MA for over a year to help us obtain an adaptive tandem bike that was easier to transport, and easier to handle than the adaptive tandem bike we have had for a number of years. It has been a challenge, and a real collaborative effort to be sure the frame worked for what I need in an adaptive tandem. Continue reading

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Florida is a Big State!

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Kayaking on the Loxahatchee River, at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

While I  raised my children, and have lived in Massachusetts for most of my life, I spent my formative years in Florida, in fact, it was not until I left for college that I managed to cross the state line to escape Florida! It was not until I traveled in later years with my husband that the special places in Florida began to reveal themselves to me. On the east coast, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, just north of Jupiter, Florida, offered us a chance to rent kayaks and paddle on the Loxahatchee River. Continue reading

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Massachusetts Walking Tour gets to Plainville

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Walking Tour musicians take the stage outside, with the Ten MIle River nearby

The entire theme of this year’s Massachusetts Walking Tour has been 10 years, and the Ten Mile River Watershed. The musicians have finally arrived at the Ten Mile River Watershed, and in fact are camping right next to the river itself as it flows through Telford Park in Plainville. Continue reading

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Massachusetts Walking Tour visits Mansfield

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Walking Tour musicians on stage in Mansfield, with concert goers joining in to dance and sing

Yes, the Massachusetts Walking Tour continues to walk, and arrived in Mansfield in the company of several fellow walkers who joined the troupe for the entire day. Participants range in age from about 4 to folks in their 80s at the concerts, and walkers are aged about 9 to folks in their 70s. Children with special needs have taken part in the festivities, and been fully included. Continue reading

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Walking Tour 2019 Concert #3, Norfolk

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The Unlikely Strummers, one of the local musical groups, fill the stage of the Federated Church of Norfolk

Now that the Massachusetts Walking Tour has started, it feels like the pace has picked up considerably, even though it’s mostly a walking pace. But night after night we have great music, surprising stories, and sweet moments. Continue reading

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MA Walking Tour 2019 First Concert-Holliston

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A gift from super Walking Tour groupie Ruth and her husband, T-shirts to celebrate the 2019 walking tour.

And so it begins. After nearly a year of preparation, the first free concert of the Massachusetts Walking Tour is done. Continue reading

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2019 Mass Walking Tour is Off and Walking

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The Massachusetts Walking tour and friends ready to set off

What a beautiful bright, sunny morning greeted our musicians as they set off at the start of the 2019 edition of the Massachusetts Walking Tour. Continue reading

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Scoping out Knuckup Hill, Wrentham

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Wide open views from the top of Knuckup (some know it as Sweatt) Hill

As part of the Massachusetts Walking Tour, there will be an “open to the public Easy Walk” to the top of Knuckup Hill in Wrentham, just before the concert that will take place in that same neighborhood in Wrentham. The concert will take place June 23rd from 6-8PM at the Wrentham Senior Center on Taunton Street, and folks heading out on the Knuckup Hill walk will meet at this same Senior Center at 4PM. The plan is to be back in time to enjoy the concert after the walk 🙂 Continue reading

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Quick walk nearby, SNETT in Bellingham

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Along the SNETT

As the rest of the world prepares to spend summer hours in the sun, weeks at the beach or the mountains, I prepare to hunker down in the shade, or get outside early in the morning or at dusk. Thankfully, New England summer mornings typically offer cool starts to the day. For those of us who lack the ability to sweat, summer is not much fun. And so we adapt. Rather than drive any distance to get a walk in, we took two minutes to reach the trailhead around the corner from where we live in Bellingham. We parked at the SNETT at Lake Street, and headed out on the trail towards Franklin. Continue reading

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Flowers of Spring– Gooseberry Island

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Beach roses on Gooseberry Island

It takes us nearly an hour to get to the ocean from our home in south central MA, so for me it’s always a special occasion. We managed to arrive at Gooseberry Island, Westport, MA just in time to take in spring flowers in full bloom all over the island, a glorious sight! Continue reading

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