July 15, 2013

What a trip! The trip from New Jersey was not without a few heart thumping moments. With all the great directions from Allan and our two GPS systems, we were still forced off the highway into unknown territory. Fortunately that territory was Brooklyn and not the Bronx. I used to live in the Bronx but that was 51 years ago and things change.

Back to the heart thumping moments, when you see a sign saying trucks and trailers more than 12’2” have to exit the highway and you’re 13’, you get off. But where are you when you exit the highway? Is the GPS re-routing you past the danger zone? Well, you can see how stressed we were. We knew we couldn’t go on the parkways and needed to stay on the expressways, but….!

I’m not done yet. If you’re traveling on the east coast bring lots of cash—for the tolls. It cost us $37 to cross a bridge and more for driving on the turnpikes, etc.

Enough griping. Irene and Neil met us and escorted us to our campground. We then spent the rest of the day with them and their family. You’ll meet them in my next post. Richard put up his telescope, Neil set his up and a neighbor also set his up. We had a great time with them and have scheduled some more sightseeing outings. We’re also going to visit our cousins Morty and Mary who also live on Long Island.

So, it’s going to be a busy and fun week ahead. Oh, did I mention the assorted foods I told Irene that we had to eat? Yes, there’s pizza (the real deal from New York), a malt (not a shake), Italian ices, a good hot dog and deli. I’m going back on Weight Watchers when we leave here!

Today we are going to the planetarium here on the Island. And, our trip continues!

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