7/1/96 - Blast Off - The Adventure Begins
Before I get started here, I want to offer special thanks to two people. First off to
Jerry Debuke for his patience and help with my computer questions. Second is to Mike
Valentine and his company Valentine Research. His Valentine One detection system saved my
cookies three times today, once from a Suffolk officer with a LIDAR gun, once from a Rhode
Island speed trap that only a Valentine One could have detected, and once from a
Massachusetts highway patrolman on a lonely country rode. Valentine One, don't leave home
The trip begin with heading east on Long Island to the furthest eastern point. Along
the way I found a cute little miniature golf course for lunch and a break. It's amazing
that this is still part of Long Island.
From there it was on out east to Orient Point. The Cross Sound Ferry provided the
needed transportation from Orient Point to New London Connecticut. The ferry ride was
pleasant and smooth, but it was overcast and dreary. All provided for a pleasant nap on
the upper deck during the one and a half hour crossing.
From New London to Providence was a high speed trip on Interstate 95. Beautiful country
with rolling hill and lush green forests. A dinner stop in East Providence provided the
opportunity to tick off one more state on my list of states that I haven't visited. Headed
east out of Providence on US 44 gave me a clear shot into Plymouth Massachusetts. I'm
holed up here tonight in a hotel across from the beach and about 200 yards from the
Plymoth Rock. I don't think our fore fathers arrived to a neighborhood quite like this.
The total distance traveled today was short, but it's been a good day. That's all for today, be good humans and I'll talk with your