The Jenisons enjoy a good road trip. This one, sadly, did not allow for much stopping to see the sights.
Still, you never know what you will see along the way. For instance:
Just south of Dallas, along I-35, sits this crazy "Starship Enterprise-esque" structure, a vacant restaurant-bar. We HAD to stop and take photos. This idiot was fooling around on his skateboard. We were waiting to see if he would actually skate down the side, but apparently he didn't have a death wish.
Lake Ray Hubbard.
Serious deja vu for me: I hadn't seen this lake since I competed in the US National Snipe Sailing Championship here in 1977. (We got 4th place, BTW). It was July, and hotter than hell. I got sun poisoning.
We passed signs for "Dollywood". We wanted (!) to stop.
Pigeon Forge, birthplace of Dolly Parton. We love her.
I don't care.
Day 3: Woo Hoo!
We have now traversed through Texas, Arkansas, the entire width of Tennessee,
West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and finally, New York. Woot!
Getting ready to enter the Holland Tunnel.
You will be relieved to know I was not taking these photos whilst driving.
This time, anyway.
In the tunnel. I love the reflections.
We drove into Manhattan midtown and dumped our stuff at the hotel. Natalie was anxious to meet-up with her former roommate to celebrate his birthday so we parted ways for the evening. I got back in the car and headed north to Purchase NY. Now I am taking the occasional shot with my iphone, but only when I am stopped in traffic. Which was often.
Ha ha ha! We really fooled her! She was sitting in the coffee shop on campus and saw the Scion driving up. She told me she thought it was weird that I rented a car that looked just like hers. Second thought: "Huh. Texas plates... how odd". Then, "Holy S*@t"!
We were .5 mile from rolling over to 1800, the distance from our house to Claire's school.