Home to Boston

May 20, 2015 23:51 – 23:51

I’m at the Springhill Suites in Peabody, Mass. The internet speed here is dreadfully slow—only about 720K. I don’t know if that’s their best speed, or if maybe it’s slow before there are three busloads of kids with laptops who are all online right now.

The drive up from Virginia was mostly uneventful. I left home at 0745, stopped to procure breakfast from Hardees in Hanover, MD, and my only other stop was in Connecticut. Leaving DC was its usual nightmare—the first 50 miles took about 90 minutes. I decided to come through NYC for a change, rather than doing my usual swing to the west. It was a good call, saving me at least 50 minutes. Things went well until I hit the Boston area. I missed the turnoff for I-95 north from I-90, and came into Boston to I-93, and took it to US1. I-93 and US1 were slower than molasses in January in Caribou, Maine. I arrived at the hotel at exactly 1600.

Tonight, I stopped for dinner (I was hungry, having skipped lunch) at Kelly’s Roast Beef, and had one of their delicious RB sandwiches. Then, I headed to The Sanctuary Boston for their 3rd Wednesday service—at First Church of Boston, Unitarian Universalist. It was its usual moving experience. I met a few new people, and enjoyed conversation after the service. The service was held in the sanctuary, which is a beautiful space. This was my first visit to that church.

Tomorrow, I head up to Maine for lobster and some hiking. I’m reserved at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Scarborough. Friday night, I’m reserved at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Farmington, NY, then on to Guelph, Ontario for Saturday night, and the Grand River Unitarian Church in Kitchener on Sunday morning.

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