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24: Delaware

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

This was my first visit to Delaware – a tiny state that is famous for … just about nothing at all. Delaware calls itself “The First State” (because it was the first state to sign the US Constitution). It is also the home of the wealthy Du Pont family (and their large chemical company), and, more recently, the current Vice President Joe Biden, and nutty US Senate candidate Christine “I’m not a witch” O’Donnell.

I passed quickly through the rural southernmost part of the state (bypassing both the state’s largest city, Wilmington, and its capitol, Dover), then drove northward along the state’s Atlantic Ocean coast – from Bethany Beach to Lewes. (From there, I took a car ferry to New Jersey.)

Delaware Seashore State Park

World War II watchtower, Delaware Seashore State Park