We made it to NY, actually we made it to Secacus NJ! That's were we are staying. I thought I would show you some of our adventures from yesterday on the way here. First you have to know that DH figures any road trip is not complete unless you stop along the way or at least take the "scenic" route. Actually I like that about him. We had been driving quite awhile, maybe 5 hours or so and were in PA when we decided to stop for gas and a quick bite. We also decided to take the Elk Scenic Drive. We exited right behind some stopped traffic backed up at least 3 miles for an accident, perfect timing. Our drive took us through some beautiful scenery. We were going so fast so it was difficult to get too many pics but I managed to snap this one out the front window.
The trees have just begun to turn color but it was still beautiful. We followed a river the entire way. We did decide to detour to the town of Benezette as there was supposed to be an Elk viewing area. As we drove through town, we noticed some folks stopped and taking photos so we stopped and got out and this is what we saw, in town.
He was just like, "hi guys, I'm an elk and I'm just hanging out in someone's backyard." Too funny. So we kept driving. Up, up, up a huge incline to this place.
But we only saw this and this
no elk. We had passed what I thought was the visitor center that I had read about so we turned around and went back. It was the visitor center. There is viewing there too and it is an educational center. No more elk unless you count this one.
I know I look so amazing, right? It was really windy, and pretty chilly and DH was taking forever to snap a picture *and* I was looking into the sun! I know, yeah, yeah. You get the idea. We left the center and drove back through the town and saw another Elk just hanging out not too far from the first one we saw.
Then we continued on our way to NJ. We got here around 7pm so total about 12 hours but I think our little detour cost us about an hour and a half or so, but I feel it was well worth it. It's always an adventure with us!
I have been looking up things to do today while I wait to hear from Victoria and Heather. Looks like it will be Wed to meet Victoria. I think I am going to check out the garment district and some shopping today. DH is done with school around 5:30 tonight so I will come back then. Most things open at 9 or 10 so I am just getting ready to head out. I found some good info at Paula Nadelstern's website so will have lots of great places to look, even if I don't buy anything it should be an interesting day. I think I will be near Macy's too so will stop in if I have time too.
I guess I should stop typing and get going right? More later!!