Let's talk traffic. I hate it. I like to drive, but I admit that I am not the most patient when stuck behind the car that's going exactly (or under) the speed limit. Or if other drivers do stupid things. Our trip took us all the way down I-95 along the east coast. It is, in parts, on of the most dangerous, congested, and boring routes you can take. If you've ever been down it, you know what I mean. We left very, very early in the morning, hoping to get through NYC before traffic was out, actually going down the Cross Bronx Expressway without stopping, which never happens. Then we get to the George Washington Bridge, which has an upper level and a lower level. We always take the lower because it's cars only. Get this- as we're passing under the last sign, after the road is already divided by concrete barriers, we see a sign that says, "Lower Closed". WHAT!?!?! I end up driving along the Husdon River which my husband re-routes us on the GPS. Thanks for the warning, New York. Luckily there was a quick turnaround and we were back on track in no time.
Then in Virginia, and I do not understand this at all, we got into two spots where the traffic basically stopped: once because there was a pack of motorcycles stopped underneath an overpass, and once because a guy had pulled over on the left shoulder because of car trouble. This blows my mind. They weren't doing anything- nothing was on fire, no one was lying on the ground, nothing. I mean, slow down a little, gawk if you like, be careful not to hit anyone, but come to an almost complete stop? Come on!
|11 x 14 Traffic Jam print by trendypeas|
|1930s South Carolina Map by StoriesDiviniations|
I'll share more of what we did on our trip as the week goes on, but for now, I'm off to tackle my list. Hope you all have had a great holiday weekend! How's the traffic out there?