Everybody loves them. Gab does. Michael does. We bet you read them too, even if you dont admit it. Top Ten lists. The Best of. The Worst of. The Most this. The Least that. Well here is our contribution to the genre. A summary of our first month on the road. This one is a little late. The next one will be more timely.
We are already working on the next 30 days. So if there is a category you would like to see, drop us a line at email@example.com.
March 21, 2004 April 30, 2004
Miles Traveled 4955.
Best Weather Day April 17-19 Patriots Day weekend, Boston, Mass.
Best Opportunity to Test Michaels Jacket of the Year (Worst Weather Day) Newport, R.I.
Ugliest Capitol Trenton, N.J.
Most Beautiful Capitol Harrisburg, Pa.
* New Bedford Whaling NHP, New Bedford, Mass.
* Numerous Sites open only Memorial Day to Labor Day
Most Pleasant Surprise
Efficiency and Speed of the Security Check going to Statue of Liberty NHS and Ellis Island NHS
Cheapest Ballgame Ticket $8 box seats Portland Sea Dogs vs. Trenton Thunder, Portland, Maine
Most Expensive Ballgame Ticket $90 (not spent) offered in the 6th inning by a scalper Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees, Fenway Park, Patriots Day, Boston, Mass.
Best Sporting Experience Patriots Day, Boston, Mass.
Longest Day 317 miles. Driving from Bar Harbor, Maine to Roosevelt Campobello Intl Park, NB; getting detained for 45 minutes by U.S. Customs in Lubec, Maine; driving to Saint Croix Island International Historic Site and then back to Bar Harbor, Maine.
Most Beautiful View View from the Circle Island Ferry en route to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Ugliest Park Site Surroundings
* Mount Vernon Industrial Park surrounding Saint Pauls Church NHS
* King of Prussia Mall surrounding Valley Forge NHP
Most Beautiful Park Site Surroundings Weir Farm NHS, Wilton, Conn.
Liveliest City Center (Towns) Harrisburg Pa.
Dullest City Center (Towns) Bar Harbor, Maine
Worst Hotel Experience Hilton, East Brunswick, NJ. Site of a statewide leadership convention of high school students. They woke us up at 3:00 a.m. with a knock on the door and three phone calls to our room.
Most Scenic Drive Bar Harbor, Maine to Calais, Maine. Maine Route 1.
Highest Price for Gas $1.88 on April 23 Mobil Oil, Trumbull, Conn.
Lowest Price for Gas Tie * $1.64 on March 25 Getty Oil, Paramus, N.J. (Full Serve)
* $1.64 on April 20 Haffner Gas, Lowell, Mass. (Full Serve)
Most Out of the Way Site Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, Calais, Maine
Best Pizza Barcelonas Garfield, N.J.
Best Local Cuisine Philly Cheese Steak Pats, Philadelphia, Pa.
Worst Acting in a National Park Service Film Jockey Hollow re-enactment film at Morristown NHP, Morristown, NJ
Best Name for a Food Product Don Mattingly Onion Rings at the Baseball Bar nearby Fenway Park, Boston Mass. The reason behind the name is that Don Mattingly never won a World Series Ring for the Yankees.
Most Unexpected Local Pronunciation Calais, Maine (pronounced CAL-is)
Albany, NY Augusta, ME Bar Harbor, ME Boston, MA Bridgeport, CT Concord, MA Conshohocken, PA Cooperstown, NY East Brunswick, NJ East Providence, RI Eastham, MA Fairfield, CT Garfield, NJ Harrisburg, PA Hartford, CT Hyde Park, NY Lexington, MA Lowell, MA Lubec, ME Madison, CT Mashantucket, CT Morristown, NJ New Bedford, MA New York, NY Newport, RI Northampton, MA Oyster Bay, NY Pawtucket, RI Philadelphia, PA Portland, ME Providence, RI Provincetown, MA Quincy, MA Salem, MA Saratoga Springs, NY Saugus, MA South Norwalk, CT Springfield, MA Trenton, NJ Uncasville, CT Westport, CT Williamsburg, NY
Acadia NP Adams NHS Benjamin Franklin N MEM Boston African American NHS Boston NHP Castle Clinton NM Edgar Allan Poe NHS Eleanor Roosevelt NHS Ellis Island NHS Essex NHA Federal Hall N MEM General Grant N MEM Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church NHS Hamilton Grange N MEM Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt NHS Hopewell Furnace NHS Independence NHP John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley NHC Lowell NHP Minute Man NHP Morristown NHP New Bedford Whaling NHP Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley NHC Roger Williams N MEM Roosevelt Campobello IP Sagamore Hill NHS Saint Croix Island IHS Saint Pauls Church NHS Salem Maritime NHS Saratoga NHP Saugus Iron Works NHS Springfield Armory NHS Statue of Liberty NM Thaddeus Kosciuszko N MEM Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS Touro Synagogue NHS Valley Forge NHP Vanderbilt Mansion NHS Weir Farm NHS
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