Day one Recap
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Last night we arrived in Ohio, I was too tired to do more than post those motel pictures in the previous entry. Now Iâ€™m a little more awakeâ€¦ Iâ€™m eating the motelâ€™s free continental breakfast (Which consists of a tiny microscopic muffin and a small cup of coffeeâ€¦) Eric is taking a shower. I have a little time to write before we hit the road again.
so hereâ€™s a detailed recap of the first day of our road trip.
We got a late start on our road trip. The fact that we were too excited to fall asleep at a decent time had something to do with it.
We double-checked and triple checked everything before excitedly hitting the road at 11:45 A.M.
12:30 " We drove over the Throngs neck bridge entering the bronx, then crossed the Washington bridge into New Jerseyâ€¦ we were blasting music and happily singing along. So far so goodâ€¦
12:58 - New Jersey " also lovingly referred to as â€śthe toilet bowl stateâ€ť greets us with a curtain of water, Dumping the skies onto our little automobile.
The water-resistant but not water PROOF cloth bag strapped to the roof picked up a few gallons. With the extra weight bearing down on the metal, the ceiling slightly dented inwards into the cabin.
This left Eric swearing at New Jersey. â€śWhat a &#%(^& WELCOME! Thank you Garden State!â€ť
1:35: The rain let up and we drove through Columbia, New Jersey. The sun came out from behind the clouds and it was all good.
1:55 " The odometer hit 170 miles. We stopped to fill up our tank at a little town in New Jersey called â€śhopeâ€ť
2:15 " six miles from the Delaware Water gap. We stop for a scenic road side view. We added our names to a picnic table covered with graffiti from other road travelers over the years. If you ever happen to be thereâ€¦check it out
2:25 " PENNSYLVANIA!
2:50 " checked out the Delaware Water Gap
3:35 " Driving through the beautiful Poconos.
4:20 " We stop at Momâ€™s Dutch Kitchen in Dansville, PA
The Special is â€śAll-you-can-eat-LIVERâ€ť. Iâ€™m not kidding. Look at the menu.
Eric ordered a big pile of YUCK. I stuck with the salad.
5:00 " Trapped in a long conversation with cashier when we try to pay for our meal. She tells us about her road trip to Alabamaâ€¦every minute moment of it. She was really sweet, but we were already way behind schedule! We bought a Pennsylvania Dutch County shot glass at the gift shop.
7:00 " Sun is setting. We reached the highest point east of the missippi. Roads are swervy, weâ€™re surrounded by trucks that are driving precariously.
And my cellphone fell somewhere in the boxes in the boxseat. I can hear it ringing but canâ€™t reach it while Iâ€™m driving. I have NO idea where it is or where it fell. My family and friends now probably think weâ€™re dead on the side of some road.
7:30 " Brooksville, PA ďż˝ďż˝" we have our first COW SIGHTING. â€śCows! Cows!â€ť Eric screamed out â€śWe must be getting closer to Ohio!â€ť
Itâ€™s starting to get dark.
8:30 " Itâ€™s dark. No sign of Ohio, just open roadâ€¦
9:15 " we reached Ohio!!!!
Now here we are in Newton Falls, Ohio and about to start Day 2 of our road trip.
Iâ€™ll update again when I reach our next motel stop.