The Ukazoo Journey-“Snapshots and Memorabilia” Week 7

Blue II

The Ukazoo Journey-“Snapshots and Memorabilia”

Seventh week of Ukazoo Art Exhibit

“Blue II”


With the box of mail from the Post Office containing all the accumulated mail from the Journey to Ukazoo now empty, I turned my sights to today’s newly arrived postal offerings. Most were of the typical bill and ad variety but, lo and behold, nestled in the mix, was another manila envelope. This one was Postmarked-Vermont, and I couldn’t mentally connect that location with anyone I had met on my Journey.

The manila envelope offered the now familiar contents, a photo and accompanying letter.

I recognized the name of the sender immediately, Enzo, one of the six gentlemen I had met during my stop in North Tonawanda, New York. (Slide 28)

Enzo’s letter related, that the group deciding to visit the New York Finger Lakes region before heading home proved to be a highlight of three stops they made since leaving their unforgettable Niagara Falls episode.

At the lakes, they pooled together their money and purchased another rowboat. This time, all agreed to check the maps to avoid any rapids or waterfalls. Their on-the-water time, however, was limited by persistent cold weather, heavy snow blanketing the area over the week they had spent there, and the lakes, surrounding shallow streams, and slow moving rivers icing up.


The letter concluded:

“The day before our departure the weather changed dramatically as a bright sun and warm front greeted us that morning. Later that afternoon, we hiked down to a favorite scenic spot where several streams and brooks all converged with a fast flowing turbulent river. The visual treat of the merging waters was made even more captivating by the breaking-apart ice, riding swift currents between the snow covered banks.

Marco, still the quiet one, took some wonderful pictures and Theo, remembering our water connection, wanted to sent this particular picture to you.

Thanks again for your help with being our drop-off and pick-up driver for our boating adventure in North Tonawanda and for keeping us in sight to make the call for help during our ill-fated capsizing.

If you get a chance to drive through Vermont in any future trips be sure to stop in and say hi, you’re always welcome.




Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “Ukazoo Journey” Slides are every Monday Evening.

New arrivals to the “Journey” please view:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt  –  “Journey to Ukazoo Album” or

Blog:  –  “Journey to Ukazoo”

See “Slide One” for a brief synopsis.

Ukazoo Art Exhibit of New Art Works, March 15, to April 12, 2014, at Ukazoo Book Store, Towson, MD 21204

Informal Closing Reception-Saturday April 12, 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.


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