By 4:00 PM the movers had gone, Helaine and I (mostly Helaine) had straightened up. It was time to go.
Emotional? Of course. How can you leave a house of 23 years without a few tears? It’s a great house. It’s full of memories.
And then there’s the whole leaving Connecticut thing. 28 years a Nutmegger. That’s emotional too.
“I’ve never seen traffic like this,” Helaine said that before we’d left Hamden! Probably a product of the thunderstorms and rain showers we’d experience for the next four hours.
It was a slow go across Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. We were both surprised how far from New York City we had stop-and-go traffic from homebound commuters.
The traffic thinned as we approached the northwestern corner of New Jersey. It’s hilly and rural. That’s not what you expect in New Jersey!
We pulled into a rest area and fired up my laptop. Another hour and a half seemed easily accomplished, so I made reservations in Danville, PA.
The goal was Pennsylvania. Mission accomplished.
We’re 238 miles into our journey–less than 10% of the way to SoCal. Tomorrow should produce a lot more miles with a lot more hours behind the wheel.