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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ingress Missions No. 19 - 21

I was able to do three missions today. It's amazing what I learn about my local area by playing Ingress. I found the Nathanael Greene Homestead just two miles from my own home in Coventry, Rhode Island.



After Nathanael Greene, my missions list took me to West Warwick. Here I ventured to a small park filled with old war memorials.  I sat down for a while and read a plague, drank my water, and searched for my last mission which continued in West Warwick.



The roads here were a little more congested as they had parking on both sides of the road some one-way streets, and intersections that confused me. This caused me a lot of anxiety so I was in and out of West Warwick as quickly as possible. I am proud of myself for going through with the missions and not backing out.





Ingress missions completed today:  003
1.  Villages of Rhode Island - Anthony (Coventry, RI)
2.  West Warwick Veteran Memorial Park (West Warwick, RI)
3.  Villages of Rhode Island - Arctic (West Warwick, RI)
New accumulative total:  021/500, IGN:  Nicolethebomb

Monday, May 30, 2016

Portland Maine Trip of May 2016

The norm is to see Anthony once a week on our single shared day off. When we found out that we both had Memorial Day off from work we jumped on the opportunity to spend time together. We didn't have many days in advance to plan to trip, so we just decided to drive up north and visit Portland, Maine as Anthony has been wanting to vacation there. He booked us a hotel for a night and we decided to pretty much just go with the flow of things as we had little preparation and planning time.



The weather was lousy most of the trip with overcast and rain. However, I did still have a great deal of fun walking around and spending time with Ant as well as seeing a bit farther out of my little world of Rhode Island. I want to go back the next opportunity we can because I feel we would do a better job with planning and seeing more area in a short time.

One of the most interesting places we visited was Western Cemetery in Portland. It's the second oldest cemetery in town and is in a beautiful neighborhood. I walked around to complete an Ingress mission there which brought me through the entire place. It was a fun place to explore on a wet and dreary day!



I was even able to find a Necronomicon shirt in homage to H. P. Lovecraft, giving me a little feel for my Rhode Island home all the way in Maine!


I can't wait to go back again as well as travel to other places.  This was our first trip but I enjoyed going out.  I want to make these trips happen as frequently as our schedules and budgets will allow.  I think it is both great for leisure and experiencing more of the world as well as a way for Anthony and I to spend quality time together.









Ingress missions completed:  002
1.  Mysterious Western Cemetery (Portland, Maine)
2.  Athena's Fury  (Portland, Maine)
New total:  018/500, IGN:  Nicolethebomb