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Worcester - March 23-25, 2001

These pictures were taken with my Olympus C2100-Z digital camera on a trip to the NCAA Men's Hockey East Regional in Worcester, Massachusetts, March 23-25, 2001. None of the pictures actually have anything to do with hockey, since the NCAA doesn't allow people to bring cameras into the games. So I have a small collection of pictures from the road and from around Worcester. So the usual warning about there being lots of pictures of road signs really applies here - there is almost nothing BUT pictures of roads and road signs.

All images are 24-bit JPEGs and should be viewed on a 24-bit display. Quality is likely to be very poor when viewed on an 8-bit display. Most images are shown at a resolution of 640x480, but are available in 800x600 and full 1600x1200 sizes by clicking on the links after the captions.

Friday, March 23, 2001

I left Williamstown late in the morning [Picture]. I had to make a stop at a furniture store in Adams, so I first took Massachusetts 2 East to North Adams, then Massachusetts 8 [2 Pictures] South through Adams to Pittsfield [2 Pictures]. From Pittsfield it was South on US 7 and East on US 20 to the Mass Pike at Exit 2 in Lee [Picture]. From there it was East on the Mass Pike [5 Pictures] to I-495 South [2 Pictures] to meet Rob Foulis in Wrentham.

We headed right back out to go to Worcester for the games. Rob drove, so I had a chance to take more pictures [4 Pictures]. After lunch at a small pizza place in Worcester, we headed to the Centrum [2 Pictures] for the games. We saw two great overtime games. First, Colorado College defeated St. Lawrence, 3-2, in double overtime....

Saturday, March 24, 2001

...then Maine tied their game with Minnesota with 2.7 seconds left then went on to win in the first overtime. The second game ended at nearly 1 AM, and we got back to Rob's at 2 [Picture].

During the daylight portion of Saturday, we drove up to Worcester late in the morning [Picture]. From there, we took my car for a trip to look around South of Worcester. We took I-395 South [2 Pictures] to Webster, where we got lunch at a great little Polish deli [Picture]. After lunch, we drove around Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg [4 Pictures] then back up to Worcester [4 Pictures].

We had a little more time to look around Worcester before game time, so we drove by WPI's campus and up to Assumption College's campus and around a small loop on the North side of town. Then it was to the Centrum to park, look around the mall for a bit, a short walk through downtown Worcester, then the games. No overtime tonight, but two teams advanced to the Frozen Four. North Dakota beat Colorado College, 4-1, then Boston College beat Maine, 3-1.

These games ended much earlier, and I was on the road by 11:30, headed back to Williamstown....

Sunday, March 25, 2001

The ride was smooth until some snow squalls made US 7 slick from the Mass Pike all the way to Williamstown. I got in at 1:44 [Picture].

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