Most Google Alerts have to do with ho-hum roadwork. There seems to be plenty of infrastructure rebuilding on this old highway. I saw lots of it going on back in May and June, necessitating several long detours (well-marked for the most part). Other alerts have to do with building permits and commercial activity along the road.
I also read about deadly car and motorcycle crashes - generally in the Eastern part of the country. (Route 6 isn't called "Suicide Six" in Connecticut for nothing). For the most part, these crashes involve pedestrians or other vehicles, with one glaring exception.
|Hallet's Ice Cream|
Cape Cod, MA
Back in May - on the first day of my cross country drive, I wrote the following and took video - and devotees of this old fashioned ice-cream shop swear it will be rebuilt. But the old Hallet's of Cape Cod will never be the same again:
Share a decadently awewome old-fashioned ice-cream soda at 100-year-old Hallet’s, 139 Main St. Yarmouthport, which has been dishing out hand-mixed ice-cream sodas for over 100 years. If those wide, warped original floorboards could talk, they’d expound upon the generations of soda-fountain lovers who stopped in for a cool, creamy, sinful sip. Still in operation by members of the Hallet family, come soon for one of the best ICS’s you’ll ever draw through a straw.