The U.N. soldiers would fight to defend Eric’s life, but not the lives of the children and civilians living in Sarajevo. This shocked him. It seemed surreal. He didn’t want the force to protect aid deliveries. He wanted it to shoot back at the cowardly soldiers who were lobbing their shells at civilians.
Starting at the Statue of Liberty and winding up at free-wheeling Key West, these almost 2,000 miles of roadway run within earshot—if not sight—of the Atlantic Ocean.
Maryland, the most oddly shaped of the lower 48 states, shares the broad “DelMarVa” peninsula with Delaware and a small piece of Virginia.
The inland area along the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay, with its many inlets and tributary rivers, is filled with dozens of small colonial-era towns and fishing villages, while the Atlantic Coast is completely taken up by two very different beasts: the gloriously kitschy beach resort of Ocean City and the untrammeled wilds of Assateague Island National Seashore.
Heading inland around Assateague, the highway passes by a number of historic small towns, including Berlin and captivating Snow Hill.
Map of the Atlantic Coast through Delaware & Maryland.