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Old 02-18-2005, 07:28 PM   #16
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it is freaking horrible to find the pike.

they like to hide it or something.


the NY thruway is far better signed than the pike, though.
I think they do hide it! Then when you get there it's all pilgrim hats and rocks and crazy Masshole drivers!

Doesn't the Mass Pike become the NY Thruway once you cross the border? I should probably know that since that's how we get to Lake Placid every year...
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BELCHERTOWN.
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(edit after I wrote the rest of this post) ^ That's the best! Or the worst!

More Random Massachusetts Town Names:

Sandwich
Chikopee

Dorchester actually uses all the letters it has; it's not pronounced Doostah. Weird.

And what's up with the Boros? Marlboro, Boxboro, Foxboro...I know there's more but that's all I can think of.
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I think they do hide it! Then when you get there it's all pilgrim hats and rocks and crazy Masshole drivers!

Doesn't the Mass Pike become the NY Thruway once you cross the border? I should probably know that since that's how we get to Lake Placid every year...



i have no freaking clue. ifeel like i should know this. one thing that confused the hell out of me was that when you take the thruway up through albany and you take an exit to a route 9 that leads you into vermont, once you cross state lines it becomes route 7. or maybe it's vice versa.

we don't take the pike when we go to ny.
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The Thruway gets crazy in Albany and I think you actually have to take an exit to stay on it.
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(edit after I wrote the rest of this post) ^ That's the best! Or the worst!

More Random Massachusetts Town Names:

Sandwich
Chikopee

Dorchester actually uses all the letters it has; it's not pronounced Doostah. Weird.

And what's up with the Boros? Marlboro, Boxboro, Foxboro...I know there's more but that's all I can think of.
i'm trying to imagine the street dogs song "in defense of dorchester" being sung as "in defense of dooooostaah"

chicopee? that's about 30 min from me. i got lost there once. or maybe lost in holyoke...i can't remember. they're right next to each other.

hey, why is mount HOLYOKE college in south hadley and not holyoke?
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I'm going to read Dorchester as Doostah from now on.

Buzzards Bay is a good one too. And Braintree is just silly. Marblehead is too, if you think about it too much.
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The Thruway gets crazy in Albany and I think you actually have to take an exit to stay on it.

i didn't have any problems. the signs were huge and pretty clearly labeled (like a mile before the exit they started showing up....there's some highway that goes from western MA to NH that's got really shitty signage for exits, the exits just kind of pop up and appear as you get there).




another cracked out mass thing worth mentioning is the cambridge/sommerville exit on the mass pike, #18.

you're driving along, every exit is on the right. where is this one? on the LEFT.

this is only second place wierdness, due to the fact that there's a 91 (i think it's 91) exit into springfield right in the middle of the road. seriously, the left and right lanes split off and the middle goes down a hill and under an overpass, around a corner and drops you into downtown springfield.
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I'm going to read Dorchester as Doostah from now on.

Buzzards Bay is a good one too. And Braintree is just silly. Marblehead is too, if you think about it too much.

haha, braintree. my first roommate this year (the one who had the insanely good taste in music, and left school 2 days before classes started) was from braintree.

i just realized i have my maps here with me.

*going hunting for funny names*
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Maybe it's not the Thruway, then; there was one part where my mom and I ended up going 20 miles in the wrong direction because of Albany.
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Thank you, Google.

http://broadviewbooks.com/Utilities/matowns2.htm
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oh yeah, haverhill.

also known as haverull. or that's how i spelled it once....in high school once, ultimate frisbee practice got rained out and we had a meeting instead just to discuss small details of some of the plays we were using, and i was given the task to write stuff on the board. and i had no freaking clue how to spell haverhill.
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Thank you, Google.

http://broadviewbooks.com/Utilities/matowns2.htm

i like how they combine hampshire, berkshire, hampden and franklin counties.

western MA gets no respect.

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maybe we DO take the pike to NY.

that part around otis/beckett is hilarious. you drive from one town to the other and back in the shortest span of time.

"we're in otis! beckett! otis!! beckett!!!"

route 21 (i think, maybe it's 202) does something like that in amherst/south hadley. you cross into granby for like 2 seconds.
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I think the names of the counties are longer than the names of the actual towns.

Let's do RI now!
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