As many of you know, we will be leaving next week for a snowbirding adventure with visits to the east coast to see family. Well, I pulled out the atlas and started looking for ideas on where and what to see and do. I have never been east of MN up north and never east of AZ on the south end. Some of the east coast states are pretty small compared to western states, but I never really realized how small until I got to Rhode Island page.
North to south, RI is about 60 miles give or take according to my atlas and about 40 miles east to west. According to the atlas there are a little over 1 million folks living within the state.
When I leave my house I drive about 5 miles to get to the highway that will take us either north or south. If I turn southbound, it will be about a 25 mile drive before I see the first stoplight. From the junction of my road and the highway, to the stoplight, about 3,000 people live there.
If I turn north, it will about 70 miles to the first stoplight. 70 MILES!! Maybe 10,000 people will be spaced out in that distance, with about 90% living far enough off the road that you cant see their house.
I can only guess how many stoplights there will be from the north end to the south end of Rhode Island. What could possibly go wrong?