30 Day Writing Challenge: Side of the Road

The 17 South was supposed to take us to the 3E that was supposed to take us on to Hoboken. But the 17was closed at Essex and we forgot the GPS. And we figured that we could figure out how to get to Hoboken in any case. No.
Somehow we ended up in Englewood. And Manhattan. And The Bronx. But we finally made it to Hoboken.

An hour delay at the Canada-U.S. border. A two hour delay due to construction. And 1 and a 1/2 hours out of our way getting lost. All in all a 6 and a half hour drive became an eleven hour drive. I came this close to pulling over to the side of the road and crying.

In the end it was a great weekend. Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan. Oh, and the gay pride parade that prevented us from going where we wanted to go.

Truth be told, while I have visited five or six times most of my experience of NY and NJ over the years has been via the tube and the big screen. Friends was never like this.

Mike and Nicky over at We Work for Cheese have forced invited us to participate in this 30 Day Creative Writing Challenge . Today is Day 27, the theme is Side of the Road.

Hoboken, N.J.


  1. Who needs Friends when you've got a gay pride parade, eh.

    1. At least it if were like Seinfeld I could handle it. Not that there is anything wrong that.

  2. Haha, we also had an hour at the border and got caught in the same essex blocked road highway entrance thing. But we had a GPSand a dvd player built into the rented minivan with 2 screens.yes, I know the whole thomas the train movie off by heart...

    1. Nothing like Thomas the Train... but I bet he didn't have a GPS