I was so looking forward to getting to this bridge, but I must admit it was so massively bigger than I could have imagined. How on earth someone even comes up with the idea of building a 17 mile bridge and tunnel combination across a complete bay, dumfounds me. This project was completed in 1964 and encompasses 5 bridges and 2 tunnels. The tunnels were placed in the main shipping channels, not for ease of construction but for the protection of the nation. Ori...
USA Road Trip 2015
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Well we did have an alarm set to get an early start this morning but apparently didn't need it. We were quite suddenly woken by this biplane crop duster buzzing over us at about 6:30 in the morning. After a few buzzez I had to get out and take a look and grabbed this picture. Turned out to be ok as it got us away earlier than we probably would have done if we'd waited on the alarm we'd set.
After leaving Washington we decide rather than staying the night and heading off in the morning, we'd rather head off now and get ourselves a few hours further south and get a better start in the morning. Well when we researched and realised we weren't that far away from the Bay Islands we decided it was an opportunity too good to miss, so we headed out East from Washington, across the famous Bay Bridge to the Chesapeake Bay Islands. Such a beautiful part of th...
The trip was really good from Gettysburg and we arrived in Washington around 10:30 or so. However we did waste a bit of time trying to make this ridiculous iPhone app that supposedy gives an audio driving tour of Washington DC, der, wrong. Didint work at all, can't really drive at the same time as reading an iPhone screen. Oh well, we moved on back to the good old trial and error methosd and got to see a couple of places we missed out on last time we were here...
A smooth journey of about 4 hours took us across 3 states, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and finally into District of Columbia, Washington DC. Beautiful weather a great traffic got us ther in no time.