Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rhode Island to New Jersey

We had a very interesting trip down Interstate 95 from Rhode Island yesterday.  You can pretty much call it the major coastal highway from Maine to Florida.  Yes, it is pretty much built up, with major cities along its path, but other than some areas where there is construction going on, we were able to keep going without getting into big traffic jams.  We even breezed through New York at rush hour with no problem.  What made the trip interesting for us was the waterways, and bridges over them, which we crossed yesterday.   Our first water crossing in Connecticut was at Mystic Seaport.  At New London we crossed the Thames River.  New Haven proved to be a large metropolitan area, it has the Naugatuck and Housatonic River flowing through it and into the ocean.  And at Fairfield we crossed the Saugatuck Reservoir, created by the damming of the Saugatuck River.  At New York city, still on Interstate 95, we crossed the Hudson River on the George Washington suspension bridge.  Pictured below is the skyline of the city, most unfortunately we kept going at a rather good clip through the city so it was difficult to snap pictures from our motor home.
It being the date of 9/11, I thought it fitting to post the above picture.  The tallest building is the Freedom Tower, which has been built since that sad day in our nation's history. 

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