In the winter, I'll likely be taking my truck, and I'll almost certainly take the I-88 to I-90 route. This is probably the one chance I'll have to take the scenic route without the pressure of a two-day weekend behind me. And 20 basically parallels the interstate, if it gets to be like 8PM and I am still nowhere near Boston. One idea to break things up is that since 20 goes right through Northborough, if Tom and Becca are amenable, we could meet at Tom's and get dinner (or if Tom's not available, I could call my uncle in Shrewsbury). That would allow me to rest a bit before completing the last leg of the journey.
Of course the whole scenic element of the trip may be substantially diminished by the fact that it is supposed to rain lots. So why am I taking my motorcycle again? Oh, right, 40-60 mpg vs. 10-20 mpg in my truck; at $3+ a gallon. Of course, if the rain slows 20 to a crawl, there goes my mileage. But it would be worse in the same traffic in the truck. At any rate, fully loaded, I'm guessing at 40 mpg which is about 8 gallons to get to Boston. That's assuming low mileage. In the truck, assuming high mileage of oh, let's say 20, that'd be 16 gallons each way, for a net savings of a decent dinner for two. This man can combine environmentalism AND financial responsibility? Can I really be the Nietzschean Übermensch?
Does anyone know of construction along either route at present?