December 17th, 2002

chestnut ramune

Take the long way home

Con's over. Time to head back home. Had breakfast at Maggiano's Corner Bakery Cafe. The Reading Terminal Market was open this morning but I felt like scrambled eggs and bacon. Parking was $63! Inserted the discount parking ticket and it was still $47. Egads!

Left Philly via the Ben Franklin Bridge but headed up Route 130, once I got to the Jersey side, to get Ship Ahoy and Florences Flashes. The latter geocache is named for the local soccer team. As for the former... well, I didn't see any ships, but it was right by the Delaware River and pretty close to the Turnpike Extension bridge.

After a brief stop at the Wawa to get some Vanilla Coke, I headed up I-295 and then US-1 to Bird Brain. Another easy cache although the walk was a little longer. No snow left on the ground though but it was cold and windy there.

Then, I went back down US-1 all the way to Trenton and then a few miles into Pennsylvania to The Old Drive-In. Just like another cache I visited last weekend, this one is located at the site of a former drive-in movie lot. A lot of it is still paved over but the brush and trees have started growing all over the place in clumps. There were thigh-high posts with wires sticking out placed at regular intervals all over the parking lot. I think I'll have to go to one of the few remaining operating drive-ins to find out what those are.

And those were the 4 caches for today. Total for the Philcon trip: 19 caches, 15 in PA and 4 in NJ. Headed home via Route 29 (through Trenton), I-195, the NJ Turnpike and the Parkway, but stopped in Woodbridge to take care of some banking along the way. (via Route 27, Route 35, US-1)
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