Monday, July 20, 2015

Day 4 of the Journey

On Saturday night we had covered over 2000 miles on our journey. But let me tell you about this day. We started out in good shape, traveling along I-81 to I-78, taking us into New York toward New York City.  You have to look closely, but we were able to see the New York City skyline from the Interstate. From here we went through Connecticut and upper Massachusetts before stopping for the night.


We got caught up in so much traffic, and it was a Saturday! And the toll roads were pretty costly as well!

Once along the way, we decided we should take a short stop on at a service spot on one of the toll ways, but we quickly just went back onto the highway. There were police cars and more motorcycles than I've ever seen in my life. Some of the jackets were the Hells Angels and the Red Devils....hmmm, looked like a quick escape to us. This was just a small group. Since we weren't moving very fast, I was a little concerned about taking their picture.

We had to look for things to amuse us, so we spotted this truck hauling what looked like a mattress held on the truck with some dresser drawers. Not sure I'd want to sleep on this one!

This blog will post on Monday to give you an update, and I'll be back when we get settled into our house in Maine. I'll have lots more pictures for you!

Linda Kay



25 comments:

biebkriebels said...

A lot to see on the road, we have those motorbikes here too, rather impressive with their big motors and leather jackets, but indeed don't know they want a photo...

Revrunner said...

NYC's welcoming committee. :-)

Gosia k said...

Linda , I love watching your journey through US.Lovely photos

Amy at love made my home said...

It is amazing what you see when you are travelling isn't it! xx

whiteangel said...

See the skyline.....trouble with the bikes it seems......safe journey..

Tabor said...

I hate traffic, crowds and busy areas. Blessings on those brave peace officers trying to keep the peace.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I have been seeing large groups of motorcycles on the highways lately. They must be having some kind of special event. That mattress looks like a goner, I could not sleep on it. I always hated the stretch of I95 from New York thru Connecticut, it was like one long back up. Enjoy your trip, have a great week!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

we bikers are actually very nice people. We're like Pit Bulls, maligned by the media.

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

the toll roads ... are usually something we don't take ... we prefer the back roads. i am always amazed by all the motorcycles you see on those roads. they are every where ... some drive like silly people. i love the folks who have stuffed animals on the back. i always think of bikers and being tough people but you do find out they are very very friendly. have a nice week. it is so hot & humid here in VA. guessing i will have to hide under a tree or at least some shade ... so thankful for my AC. ( :

carol l mckenna said...

Camden ME is a beautiful destination ~ Neat shots of your road trip ~ lots to see ~ enjoy!


Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Cherdo said...

When we see stuff on the road, like the big group of motorcycles and policemen, we immediately start making up a backstory. I'm amused at the plot and twists of some of those stories.

Kay said...

You make me want to hit the road again for more adventures. I've never actually been in the heart of New York, only in the outskirts.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Way too much traffic for me, those bikers are just normal people who like different transportation! I wouldn't be a bit afraid of them. If they are not wearing helmets then they make good donors, and there are lots of people on transplant lists:)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It's been a long LONG time since I've been to the east and driving in the traffic now, I'm sure would be a horrendous experience.

But still.........love the skyline photo!!

Mike said...

Hopefully that mattress was going to the dump.

DeniseinVA said...

That looks like quite a journey Linda Kay. We are always looking out for things that interest us.

Farin Vazquez said...

All of our roadtrips and travels come out of NYC (since we live inside it) and there is always horrible traffic unless you leave at 1am- which sounds crazy but really provides some nice roads :)

The bikers won't do anything to you unless you try to attack them. There are also car clubs which are essentially groups looking for some community and fun activity. Except, they have cars instead of bikes. And my friend lived next to the Hells Angels HQ and said they seemed quite pleasant :)

Linda W. said...

I wouldn't want to follow that truck very closely!

William Kendall said...

One bump and that truck could lose its load!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That mattress looks like it had a hard career!

Glad you're having a great trip!

The Yum List said...

Oh yes, I see the skyline. Thanks for pointing it out.

Tom said...

You sure are braver than me! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Grantham Lynn said...

Sounds like our road trip thru NYC! We didn't see motorcycle gangs but in at a stop light on the way to see Central Park a couple of construction works were doing a drug deal just outside our sons window!
Never the less we forgot about the park and headed back to the freeway.
Us Texans are a little sheltered! At least were in the late '90s.
Sounds like your having a great trip. Thanks for taking us along!
I can't wait to see Maine. XXOO. BTW it's a secret but in August I am doing an America The Beautiful linky party. So take lots of pics.

Gwen said...

You'll be there soon, and I can't wait! :)

Theresa said...

I love Maine. It is so beautiful there. I can't wait to see your photos.

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