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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

We were in NY yesterday. I don't think I'll ever complain about living in a quiet, dull place again, because driving through NY gridlock was painful. I feel for the natives who have to do that every day. At one point the gps gave us confusing directions; the hub and I interpreted them different ways and since he was already irritated by the endless traffic I didn't push the point - and before we knew it we were trapped into going over a long bridge to Staten Island. It was a lovely, magestic bridge, don't get me wrong, but it was a $16 toll and completely unnecessary for us. After crossing, we found a way to turn around and go right back over the same bridge - and cheered when we found out we didn't have to pay the toll again. Both times as we crossed over, I told the kid: look at the lovely view! Take some pictures! Well worth the ticket! Cracked her up for some reason....

And don't get me started on how much we've paid for parking in these overcrowded east coast cities!

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    I just love these vignettes from your trip! You are making me smile a lot. You have such a good attitude, letting things work themselves out with the hub and the GPS, enjoying the ride and the view, even if it cost you an extra $16.00. You are a cup-half-full person, too, just like your sunny daughter! This will be such a good memory!
    1846 days ago
    Are you kidding???? $16 to cross a bridge? I complain about our 5.00 here.
    1847 days ago
    Driving in NYC sounds painful. I love visiting NYC but have never driven there.
    I navigate LA traffic almost every day, but at least I know where I'm going (most of the time anyway :))

    More road trip adventures for you and your family.

    1847 days ago
    I love NY! Didn't have to drive though!
    1847 days ago
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