July 13, 2005


Our nine hour drive took twelve hours and fifteen minutes, thanks to two meal stops, two gas stops and two shopping stops. We had to stretch it out a little bit to make sure we missed the evening rush hour in Baltimore and DC. Everything went smoooooth.

We like to avoid the turnpikes and toll roads (probably $30.00 in tolls each way, I kid you not!), so we take a slightly longer but much more scenic route. I can't recall the precise road numbers right offhand, but we passed Yale University, and I had to laugh at Sodom Road. Who would want to live there?

We also passed Liberty Road, and it was cool that someone had fastened an American Flag to the streetsign post.

I thought it was great that the place where we met for lunch was on Boston Post Rd, aka Route 1. If you follow that road south long enough, you can hang a right in Woodbridge, Virginia and be within a few minutes of my house. Of course, down here Route 1 is known as Jefferson Davis Highway.

A note about the casinos in Connecticut (is that spelled right?): Both are nice, in very different styles. Foxwoods is Atlantic City nice, but Mohegan Sun is Vegas nice. If you've never been to Las Vegas, then you wouldn't understand. I much prefer Mohegan Sun, because there's so much to see and do, even if you don't gamble.

I gambled a grand total of $5.00 in two days at the casinos.

As we neared home, we were listening for traffic and weather reports. Apparently just south of us they've gotten hammered by rain. We heard that trees are down on the interstate and other major roads, and Route 1 is blocked by a mudslide. We've gotten a few sprinkles and that's it. The storms seem to be staying south too.

We have two very happy dogs.

Posted by Ted at July 13, 2005 09:48 PM | TrackBack
Category: Square Pegs

Just in this little stretch it goes from the Boston Post Road to Connecticut Avenue to Barnum Avenue to Boston Avenue to North Avenue to King's Highway to... well, you get the pitcher. But it's all Route 1!

And, yep, ye spelled "casino" perfectly.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at July 14, 2005 01:04 AM


Posted by: Ted at July 14, 2005 08:28 AM

One of the benefits of living near Leesburg: Hit US15 to US40 & US581, then I83, I81 and I78 into New Jersey & only pay .75 in tolls.

And, compared to the turnpike, NO TRAFFIC.

Posted by: Rob@L&R at July 14, 2005 09:53 AM
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