Boston Marathon – Day 125

Boston Marathon

Day 125 – August 3, 2003 – Sunday

Boston was rained out today — torrential downpour. So, after a few hours sleep (didn’t get a hotel room until 5 am), I drove to Providence, Rhode Island. It was a marathon driving from Bangor Maine to Boston in the middle of the night, and the rain was another marathon in Boston today. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes you get rained out. I was losing, and it was raining.

I saw a little blue sky late in the day, so I left the hotel in Providence for a little sightseeing. Two desk clerks at the hotel and four guests gave me several suggestions, including a pie place and a restaurant.

I went to Caserta’s Pizzeria for a great pizza. Then I went to Gregg’s Restaurant for some excellent Banana Cream Pie. I met excellent servers at both restaurants.

Providence is a pretty city. I saw some interesting sights, but I was so tired from the all-nighter that I fell asleep before I processed the photos or typed a report. I later found that my tape recorder malfunctioned at about 2:30 yesterday afternoon, so I lost a day and a half of information.

About all I can remember now is that I saw the World’s Largest Termite. It’s a big blue bug on the roof of New England Pest Control. New England Pest Control is best known for its mascot, Nibbles Woodaway (also known as the Big Blue Bug). The termite is 58 feet long — 928 times actual termite size. It was built in 1980. The company dresses the bug for holidays: Uncle Sam hat for July 4, witch’s hat and broom for Halloween, red blinking nose and antlers for Christmas.

The Daily Journal of Round America:

Each day, we collect our thoughts on a web page just like this. We drop in some of the photos from the day. Our goal with the Daily Journal is to write about the towns we visit, the sights we see, the people we meet, and the pie we eat. We write about where we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going, but we also make observations about what we’ve seen and done as well as about life in general.

You can follow our travels from the Daily Journal section of this web site. Other pages of interest include the running report of “vital statistics” on the Trip Scorecard, our nominations for the Best & Worst of the trip, as well as a rating of the pie we eat. If you’d like to see information for a specific state or town, click here, and then click on the state of interest and the full itinerary is shown.


More Information on the Sights Visited Today: 
Boston Massachusetts — Providence Rhode Island — Worlds Largest Termite