Taking turns driving back north from FL, the wife blundered off 695 at random, some godforsaken highway, to find a place to switch drivers near Fort
Meade. It was the worst roadway evar, no lights, short ramps, #ty last minute signs....etc.
When I say she blundered, she was suddenly in ~tired and cranky~ mode. I handled her request to switch drivers immediately, and we found ourselves
outside the NSA "Employees Only" ramp, doing ringwork the wrong way around these tiny little circles and ramps, it sucked for us. Only one other car
on the road about 2AM, everything seemed OK until a marked "NSA Police" B&W rolled across two lanes in front of me, I could barely slow down smoothly.
We went down to 35 or so, having no idea the actual speed limit, I passed him on the left. (thought he was a local cop until then...oops either
Funny part to me, was the name of the NSA airport right there, Tipton Field. I thought, oh #, THIS is named after my cousin's husband's family...the
guy who died from heart attack last year. T0m Tipton, super nice guy, aviator....always had great stories. Viking P3 Pilot, ViP pilot...he even
~maybe~ flew into Groom Lake.
William Dolley Tipton
I thought well, at LEAST I have a stupid story that will definitely get me into trouble if they pulled me over. Worth a shot vs being waterboarded. A
search of the car might have sucked too, it was packed to the gills. So, I still needed to do about 3 U turns to get back to "95", and either the same
or a similar cruiser kept popping up on my radar, pun intended. I loled that they already scanned my car's electromagnetic sigs, read my ATS posts,
and lol'ed at my FB pics. Hopefully, they knew I was lost.
This is when I finally found my ramp with a 1/2 tank of V-power, encountering the crazy M3 driver, we went into hyperspace....I was in PA within
minutes. Some serious open road driving inbetween.
Oh, #, there's a Baltimore Sun article on the subject...They take things seriously.
The electronic eavesdropping agency is among the most secretive in the government, and signs at the parkway exit warn unauthorized motorists away.
The NSA says Hall drove past the signs, and did not heed an officer's instructions to turn around. Instead, the agency says, the SUV accelerated
toward an NSA Police vehicle, and officers opened fire.
"When you take that exit you're kind of shoehorned in there," Leimer said. "I knew long before I got to the gate that I made a mistake.
"That ramp needs to be reworked so it's safer for the American people."
The parkway is patrolled and monitored by the U.S. Park Police. The Maryland State Police and NSA and Fort Meade security forces also patrol in the
area. State police patrol vehicles can often be seen at the exit ramp.
lol. Had to reset my top speed datum. I'm too ummmbarassed to post it here.
edit on 31-12-2015 by FlyingFox because: freedom