15-Apr-2008 -- 48N – 122W Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States
Line Hunting Date: April 15, 2008
A quick dash for the only land-based confluence point of Massachusetts
An one-day visit to Boston per invitation by Gary for some work at Tufts University made this hunt possible. This made already a full day even fuller.
Gary knew about my preoccupation of hunting for invisible lines for sometimes, and pretty much regard this pursuit as whacky or pointless. Sort of how I felt about golfing, which is his favorite sport. By conscripting Gary as the driver for this hunt, now he is no longer “pointless”.
Like most other hunts, this one took longer time than expected. In our case, it was a jack-knifed semi trailer blocked the freeway which kept us crawling for 30 minutes. Once we passed the jam, the Google Map pretty much guided us straight to the point within 15 minutes. To Gary’s dismay, I made him stopped the car 100 meters short from the confluence point – god forbid we have to walk! Later, this was made up by having him drive his pride and joy –Saab Turbo- right on the all zeros spot.
In spite of the delay on the freeway, we made it to downtown Boston with enough time to enjoy a large bowl of Vietnamese noodle in Chinatown. After performing the required duty at the University, we headed to Fenway Park to watch my first major league baseball game in the ball park. On this night, Boston Red Sox routed Detroit Tiger in a big way which made everybody happy.
Thanks to Gary and Anne, this was a memorable one-day stay in Boston with a Confluence point to boot.
Rating of this Hunt:
Degree of Challenge:
1– An easy drive from Boston and walking can be avoided (1= very easy - drive to the point; to 5= a death march – glad it is over)
2– Pleasant semi-rural and semi-suburban mix (Scale: 1= not interesting at all; 5= take your breath away)
2 – The particular street where this point located is a classic suburban USA (Scale: 1=dull; 5= most stimulating)