We started our trip around 8:30 Friday morning. All was good and going smoothly, until we hit Pennsylvania. We ran into rush hour near Harrisburg and two construction areas that set us back more than three hours. After almost 15 hours of driving, we arrived at my grandma’s house. Kenny was able to get in a game of golf with my cousin, Cara Ann. Granted, they were playing with her Snoopy golf set, but he still rocked it.
Saturday morning, we started our drive to New York City. Should have been about a 3 hour drive. Is it any surprise that it took us over 5? Kenny and I took my Aunt Sue with us, and when we were about two miles from our exit, we got stuck in traffic. New Yorkers suck at merging, and at letting people in front of them when waiting in tons of traffic. Needless to say, as Kenny drove (or tried to drive), I hung out the window asking people to let us in front of them. Thanks to the four or five New Yorkers who let us in. We only waited two hours. (Oh yeah, and we were stuck in the “express” lane, rather than “local” and had to cross a median illegally in order to get to an exit, which ended up being two past our exit.)
We finally arrived at the hotel, and headed into the city which was just a few minutes away. More waiting, this time on a bus. We waited a lot in New York – on the bus, on the subway, waiting for a taxi. Always waiting, and we got lost a few times on the subway. We did see Times Square, the Statue of Liberty (at sunset – it was awesome!), Central Park, and finally on Sunday…the Yankees game 🙂 Yankees fans will turn on their team faster than any other fans, and they did NOT let me down last weekend! It was fantastic, even though the Yankees lost.
The Statue of Liberty:
Kenny and me at the game:
Spent a couple more days at my grandma’s, and then headed to Buffalo on Tuesday. Good thing too, my grandma’s house lost water and we were getting a little tired of the farm.
Tuesday night was spent at the Bisons baseball game, and then watching the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra perform during fireworks. It was so, so cool. Wednesday was spent having a cookout at my dad’s (and buying my wedding shoes that morning! Score!!)
Thursday brought on a trip to the art museum, the zoo and the Anchor Bar. Cynthia came up with her boyfriend, Todd, and we spent several hours at the Anchor Bar (Home of the Original Buffalo Wing!)…again, so, so fun.
We headed to Niagara on the Lake on Friday. The trip to Canada was nice. It wasn’t too touristy, the weather was awesome, and we spent the afternoon just walking around, taking in Lake Ontario.
Kenny especially liked the maple fudge in Canada:
My dad and I at Niagara on the Lake:
Saturday was our trip to the mall, where I shopped more than I needed to in J.Crew, and then Jen and her boyfriend, Tom, came up for the afternoon. We hit up Pearl Street Grill in downtown Buffalo and the waterfront.
Needless to say, Kenny and I are exhausted from our trip. We spent more than 50 hours in the car, and I spent countless hours answering questions about the wedding. We brought back more food from New York than we really know what to do with, and we can’t wait to go back.
Finally, a few more photos from Canada.
Did you know Canada’s squirrels are black and brown?
The cow in Canada:
Me, Kenny, Keelan and Gail heading back to the States: