I don’t understand this world that is the land of Yankees.
You can’t pump your own gas in New Jersey. You can’t drive anywhere without dropping millions of dollars in tolls. There’s no such thing as a rest area, they’re all service stations with gas stations, restaurants, gift shops, etc. It’s like no one wants anyone driving to be able to stumble into a town and interact with the locals 😉
Yesterday was good though. I touched or drove through Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. Two of the four (DE & NJ), I never have been in before, so I’m slowly crossing states off. I’m up to 15 now, I think. Tomorrow should be Vermont, New Hampshire, and maybe Maine. And eventually down through Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
I stayed in a nice campground outside of Pomona, NY. They were talking about seeing a bear the previous night when I checked in, but I managed to miss out on him. There were tons of deer everywhere though. And then when I left this morning, I saw two black bear hunting around on the side of the road a few miles away. It’s cold though! Last night it dipped into the 40s and I don’t think it’s getting out of the 50s today. Not sure I’m exactly ready for that. (And just as I type that, CNN is telling me there were temperatures in the 80s and 90s in Montana yesterday….how is this fair?) And since I’m not ready for the cold, I naturally am heading further north towards Lake Placid tonight. I’ll be bumping elbows with Vermont and Canada. Maybe there’s some cool Olympic stuff left over from 1980.
And that’s my life at the moment!