been away from the desk for the last few weeks getting some autumn air up on
Long Island. After 5 years without, RRR&R came back this
month... only now it goes the other way around! Instead of New York
to Florida every August, I'm thinking about Florida to New York every October.
(Info on the trips of 2001 and 2002 are up in one of the 25 Years articles)
thrilled to say that (besides the fact that I made it back in one piece, always
a plus) I didn't "need" this vacation nearly as much as I used to need them when
working at Wendy's... I take this as a good career indicator. The
car performed admirably and now has earned it's nickname: "Alacrity" (the first
car where I only have to turn the key once to start the engine). I
saw the family, looked up old friends in Patchogue, took a day trip to Orient
Point (on Asphalt Day), went into the city with my dad, and got to wear my
jacket in chilly air. Winter can stay far, far away... but I missed
autumn. I even brought back some fallen leaves for my northerner
wired highlight of the trip came in the form of two Toynbee Tiles (link
to Wikipedia article). I first read about them several months
ago, and decided to stop and see a couple spotted in I-95's rest areas.
The one I photographed is from Chesapeake House in Maryland, I saw another one
in the Molly Pitcher rest area along the New Jersey Turnpike. Just
like numbers stations several years ago, the act of actually standing in front
of one of these mysterious tiles creeped me out as much as the articles I read
I'm back in action again, uncertain if there will be a RRR&R 2008.
These trips do cost money, after all, and it needn't be an annual thing.
Another month, another 3,000 miles on the Cavalier!