We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
When driving on I-95 (actually, I-195 - thanks, astute reader, it is past Providence) through southern Massachusetts, you can enhance your trip greatly by stopping for a bite at Gene's. It's been there for 55 years, going strong. Delicious, near New Bedford.
There is great road food out there in the Northeast US, if you can find it. At Maggie's, we know a few of the best ones in the Northeast. McDonald's? Are you kidding? Never. Barf.
Take the Fairhaven exit (18), and drive south to the light, then take a right on the main drag. It's not too far, on the right side of the road. Do it - you will thank me. Try the fried oysters, or the fried clam bellies, or the codfish balls, or the fish and chips. Or anything else.
If I were Elvis, I'd send a chopper out there to fetch good snacks and meals. Cheap, too.
Yes, if you recall, Fairhaven MA is where Joshua Slocum found the Spray as a deteriorating hulk. If you have never read his book, then you can thank me for that too. First guy to sail around the world single-handed, in her.
Formerly known as Skeptic
I lived in Providence for many years, and occasionally went to Gene's in Fairhaven. Not on the way to Wellfleet because at that point I'd only been on the road a short while.
Before they built Route 25 all the way to the Bourne Bridge, you used to have to go through Wareham/Buzzards Bay on Route 6/28 (actually. There were some convenient eateries in that corridor. There was a Dunkin' Donuts on one side of 6/28 (think it was on the right west-bound?). I remember I would only go to DD in one direction, when it was on the right, so I wouldn't have to try to make a left out of there.
UK reader here. We're coming for a New England road trip next week. Do you or readers have any recommendations for places we should swing by, foodie or otherwise. And where should we go for the best lobster? Cheers.
#Paul Martin - Mystic Seaport in Mystic CT, the D'Elia Tool Museum in Scotland CT, about 40 minutes from Mystic, http://www.deliatoolmuseum.com/ and the Ledyard Sawmill http://www.ledyardsawmill.org/ in Ledyard CT.
A few years backI spent a week on the schooner Adventuress out of Port Townsend. Everyone on board was part of the crew and raising those big gaff rigged sails took all hands and a good shanty. one of my favorite experiences was the morning watch seeing the blackness of night slowly turn into dawn in some small remote anchorage near one of the many islands in Puget Sound. I should have taken more pictures.