Michael Render (michaelrender) wrote,
Michael Render

The Trip from Hell

When I last posted I was somewhere on I-80 in Pennsylvania. The story goes downhill from there. It turns out that due to some Jack Knifed trucks in the mountains, I-80 was effectively closed down for hours. We finally arrived 14 hours after we started!!!!! At 4:30 in the morning! When we got the hotel, they didn't have a room for us. Even though we prepaid through Hotels.com. They gave us a conference room that had a murphy bed and some cots. Just as we were about to settle in, someone checked out. We took that room and about 5:00 am we were asleep.

Thank god Michelle was driving. I don't have near the same testicular fortitude she has in a car. Of course the cab drivers around here make her look timid.

Today was fun. We spent the day in Michelle's old neighborhood. We saw the aprtment she lived in as a kid, her schools, the candy store she used to frequent. All sorts of stuff. We had lunch at Tom's Diner. Yes, that Tom's Diner, made famous by Susanne Vega and Seinfeld. We hit up the Museum of Natural History then took a cab back to the hotel. When we got there, we found a huge spread from the hotel as an apology for not having our room. Cheese cake, fruits, cheese and crackers. They can screw up our reservations anytime!

As I sit here, my pedometer is at 15188! My previous record was 8800.

Tomorrow is Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
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