Friday, 3 September 2010

H&M Visit NYC(!!): Part 1

      Two weeks ago, I would have considered a nine hour car ride terribly long and arduous. That was two weeks ago. Now, anything less than 40+ hours seems manageable. I guess driving across the country helps build an immunity to day trips in the car.

On Friday morning, H. and I miraculously woke up at 5:30 AM, cooked a hot breakfast of scrambles and toaster waffles, and started driving by 6:15. (I say "miraculous" because I was still running on California time and I didn't go to bed until 1 AM the night before.) 
We reached Baltimore, Maryland by early afternoon. 
Too late, said H., to say GOOD MORNING.
And "goodearlyafternoonBaltimore" just doesn't flow.
We drove by bridges,
And through tunnels that were truly a bore. At least for Number 4. 

H. and I went to look for America.

 We tried to count the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike...


And we drove and drove and drove some more,
Releasing all of our pent up Hoorah's and EEEEEK's and giddy squeals,
Since we soon had to don our Bored Faces for the New York Subway.

In this video, it's hard to tell who is saying what since H. and I have similar sounding camera voices. But this is a sample of what went on in the car. We decided to spare you the torture of our Beatles sing along.

(H. did a much better job than I at this. I often had to bury my face in my bag to hide my excitement. Or I pretended to sneeze. Or my upper lip twitched to no end. Or I looked worried since it's been years since I rode the Subway. Let's just say that I failed at assuming a jaded countenance in New York. But we had a jolly good time.)

Next up: Trains and Subways and Lots of Buttery and Sugary Things To Eat.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you and H. discovering NY and America. Em, would you be up for another cross country drive?