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Friday, May 23, 1997
Chesapeake, Virginia to Newark, Delaware
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Newark, Delaware:
Latitude: 39° 40' 43" North
Longitude: 75° 45' 40" West
Altitude: 21 feet
From Seattle: 2392 miles
Lodging: Friend / Family - Al Dee

Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Regions: Virginia, Maryland, Delaware
Route: US13, SR869
Path:Chesapeake, Virginia - Newark, Delaware
Road Miles:249 miles
Linear:230 miles
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Looking North at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel from the 3.5 mile scenic pier Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, 3.5 miles scenic pier, MD

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 43
Miles Driven:8757
Linear Dist: 6404
Countries Visited: 1
Regions Visited: 18
More stats...
Hotels: 14
Friends / Family: 15
Camping: 9
Hostels: 5
Beers: 133

Journal Entry:
Big excitement for today was the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. This is a series of bridges and tunnels across the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. It's a $10 toll, but worth it. From South to North it's a 3.5 mile bridge, a 1 mile tunnel, a 4.3 mile bridge, another 1 mile tunnel, and a final 4.6 mile bridge. There's a small parking lot, cafe, and fishing pier located at the end of the first bridge / start of the first tunnel. The tunnels go fairly deep (they get aircraft carriers over them), how do they build tunnels that start and end in water?

"Welcome to Maryland - Please Drive Gently" Drive gently?!?

"Welcome to Delaware - Small Wonder". Delaware seems inordinately proud of three things. Being the first state to ratify the constitution (thus the First State signs everywhere). Tax free shopping, yes there is no sales tax in Delaware (just like Oregon). And they call themselves Small Wonder. I'm staying with my sophomore year college roommate, Alex. He had a party tonight, it was kind of a bust. Wasn't a real big turnout, but not surprising considering, A) it's a three day weekend, everyone is gone; and B) Some people still have finals. I still had a good time, it was nice to hang out with people.

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