Category Archives: Road Trip 2011

Snow Is Coming Again – We Are Packed and Leaving Early

Snow has been arriving regularly all winter at about five day intervals. More snow is scheduled for Saturday morning so we are off tonight to get to Cambridge before it starts here or there.

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Friday 2/4: arrived in Cambridge to a winter nightmare

Thinking that we would avoid a Saturday snow storm we drove to Cambridge from Hudson this evening. The snow in Cambridge seems as deep as our memories of the Blizzard of ’78. Cars are drifted over not to be moved … Continue reading

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Saturday 2/5: Cambridge and environs

Breakfast at the Miracle of Science. Then off to Central Sq. to Radio Shack to replace our FM transmitter for the iPod. This handy little device allows us to listen to podcasts of This American Life, Wait Wait Don’t Tell … Continue reading

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Sunday 2/6/11: Johnny Ds, Art, and Super Bowl

The day started with brunch at Johnny D’s in Davis Sq. Somerville with most of the usual cast of characters. Now off to the Photographic Resource Center to see a big show by Jeff Jacobson who will be appearing in our … Continue reading

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Monday 2/7: Drive to Washington DC (Silver Spring)

Left Belmont by about 9 am. With only one major traffic snafu made it to Harvey and Betsy’s house in Silver Spring before 6pm. Wonderful dinner and much chewing the the fat (some lamb and other conversational). 451 miles.

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Tuesday 2/8: Washington DC – museums and friends

We cannot keep up with all of these postings. So, we are going to just list places and events and later fill in with pictures. National Gallery of Art West Dale Collection – mostly French Impressionism National Gallery of Art East … Continue reading

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Wednesday 2/9: Travel Day – Skyline Drive and Appalachians

With some new understanding that the length of the hypotenuse is shorter than the sum of the other two sides of a triangle, we elected to travel south along the western side of the Appalachians, this via US 81 (thanks … Continue reading

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Thursday 2/10: Chattanooga and on to Birmingham, AL

Left Knoxville for Birmingham, AL. Drove 112 miles to Chattanooga. We did not intend to do more than a drive by of Chattanooga. Having driven by sites related to Davy Crockett, Cyrus McCormick, and Andrew Jackson and more.. we asked ourselves … Continue reading

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Friday 2/11: Birmingham, Moundville and then south to Meridian MS

Started out looking for the location of Karen’s Uncle Bob and Aunt May’s Avenue Deli which Karen remembers from visits in the 50’s with them. Along the way to a part of the city edge where Karen had memory of a golf … Continue reading

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Saturday 2/12: Biloxi, MS – Gulf Coast – New Orleans

We left Meridian and drove south to Biloxi, MS and the Gulf coast. We had never been and also wanted to see first hand the damage from Katrina now more than five years on. Much of the immediate coast looked to have … Continue reading

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