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Daily Log 10.14.96 Milepost 70,925
Pleasantville, NY

We spent yesterday exploring the Hudson Valley with visits to Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson and the New Croton Dam, which is the second-largest hewn stone structure in the world--only the Great Pyramid is bigger! The leaves are turning, and pumpkins are everywhere--

Daily Log 10.15.96 Milepost 71,124
Chickopee, Massachusetts

The Phoenix One is headed toward Boston now, via the Massachusetts Turnpike. It's a brisk, sunny day, and the road music's blasting as we zoom east.

Daily Log 10.16.96 Milepost 71,326
Foxboro, Massachusetts

Boston's skyline greeted us at sundown, and we made an unplanned tour through the North End. Narrowly avoiding Callahan Tunnel on the right (no propane allowed) and Charles Street on the left (cars only), we ended up across the river in Cambridge. Eventually, we succeeded in cruising Commonwealth Avenue and hoping for a parking miracle. None materialized, however, and we retired to Foxboro for the night. Today, we'll go back to Boston... by public transportation!

Daily Log 10.17.96 Milepost 71,326
Foxboro, Massachusetts

The Phoenix One received some extra TLC from Ray Savaria, the Normandy Farms Campground Service Guru, while we zoomed our way into Boston on Amtrak. A jewel of an Indian Summer day provided the setting for our brief walkabout near South Church in the Back Bay area. We toured an Internet convention and then headed "home' back to Foxboro. Today we are looking forward to wandering in the forest and enjoying

Mark, Megan & Marvin


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