Thursday, June 28, 2012

Labbit Travels: Quabbin Reservoir, MA

Over a year ago, Pipkin took a trip to Ware, MA to check out the Quabbin Reservoir, one of the largest man-made public water supplies in the US. Unfortunately the stone Quabbin Tower was closed that day, and when you're a 5" labbit, you really can't see too much unless you get up high.

Disappointed, Pipkin left the reservoir, vowing to return again someday. Well, this weekend he hopped onto the back of my Ducati Monster and went for a ride. It was a gorgeous day, and luckily, the Quabbin Observation Tower was open! Pipkin hopped up there (it gets really, really hot up there) and quickly climbed up on this viewer to take a good look around. (Pipkin likes viewers.)

The Quabbin Reservoir is fed by branches of the Swift River and the Ware River. When it's full, it holds 412 billion gallons of fresh drinking water. That's enough water to quench the thirst of over 2 million people in Massachusetts!

Pipkin will have to return again someday because he failed to take a picture of the stone tower itself. But here's a fun link to an interactive picture inside the Quabbin Tower. You can pretend you're there and get a 360 degree view from the tower. Enjoy!

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