Friday, February 10, 2006
I was just sitting around here thinking of our trip to Connecticut and how we managed to travel into so many states and see so many sites. We had such a good time on our trip. We even got to see the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument and of course...the ocean...How I love the ocean.
I had just gotten my new digital camera and couldn't wait to try it out. I did manage to take these pictures with the ocean water splashing up onto the rocks, where my family sat. Motherkitty is by far the best at taking pictures...I haven't seen any better pictures, than the ones she takes....so, if you ever want to have fun and come back with beautiful pictures...take Motherkitty with you.
I did learn one thing on our trip...stay out of New York City. I have never seen such a big traffic jam in all my life. And everytime we approached a bridge, they wanted $7 to cross it. One time we got in the wrong lane...they said they couldn't accept our cash there...we were in a lane that only accepted some kind of pass, that we didn't have. There were 7 lanes of vehicles, of all kinds, all jammed together like sardines in a can...we couldn't move...and the man kept repeating to us, that he couldn't accept our cash. I finally just handed him a twenty and told him to keep the change...walah, and on to the next bridge we went.
We got a little lost in Washington DC...needless to say...we saw everything twice. After that, they
took the map away from me and appointed a new map reader for the remainder of the trip.
I also lost my driving privileges when I crossed in front of a semi-tractor trailer truck that was speeding downhill.
The real highlight of our trip was getting to spend a couple of nights at the ocean. All was forgiven by that time and I was back in the good graces of my family. We ate breakfast outside at a little ocean front cafe watching the waves splash on the ocean floor...and at night we treated ourselves to room service, by the pizza delivery guy.
Our trip started out as a quick trip to Connecticut to pick up a part for my son's Triumph...but turned into an adventure that we will always remember.