We drove down to Long Island this weekend to be with Ali’s family for Thanksgiving.
Syracuse, NY to Long Island: 5 hours (I drive slow, okay!? I want to enjoy it)
Some driving around, on Wednesday and Thursday, I wasn’t the driver for that stuff. Then on Saturday, I had to take Ali to the airport so she could jet off to LHCb week in Geneva. You go you jet setter you! Anyway, I got to drive down to Newark airport and back on the Belt Parkway (ugh), it’s a terrible road. But I did get to cross the Varrazano Narrows Bridge! It is both the largest bridge in North America, and offers a stunning view of Manhattan.
Long Island to Newark Airport, and back, 4 hours (traffic, traffic, traffic). Did I mention that the iPhone’s map app, with traffic layer is just awesome! Now I can know how long I’ll be stuck in the miserable traffic jam.
The next day, I drove back up to Syracuse, along the more scenic NY-17 route. This goes through the Catskill Mountains, which reminded me a lot of the foothills of the Cascade mountains. “Home” in other words. I also saw something I would have thought fit the description of a hollow, but it turns out it was more of a glen, either way there was lots of interesting things to see along the side of the road. I even saw one fly-fisherman. Hopefully I’ll get to do that again sometime soon.
Long Island to Syracuse: 5 hours.
I wish google maps did a better job of identifying things that aren’t roads (like bodies of water, ie the East river). Oh well.