Thursday, April 02, 2009

I Ain't Home

I'm in New Jersey with the grandkids visiting Judy who is here for 3 weeks.

My ass is dragging, too. First of all, on Wednesday J-Man had to go to Greensboro to The Shiners’ Hospital to see when he would get the screws out of his legs. So Bug stayed with me on Wednesday night. Our plans were to go to bed early and get up at 4:00 A.M. to drive to Greensboro to meet J-Man and Marni. But I was having trouble with my laptop and was on the phone with Ahab the Arab until 1:30 A.M.

Bug, who stayed up with me because she loves me (or was afraid to go upstairs by herself,) and I tried to go to sleep, but we were too keyed up. So we decided to just go to the Waffle House for breakfast and then take off.

We got there in time for J-Man's 7:15 appointment. I slept for about an hour, until he was ready to go. We hit the road around 9:00 A.M. Somewhere in North Carolina I pulled into a rest stop and slept for thirty minuets. Then we drove on into Berkley Heights, NJ and arrived around 9:00 P.M.

The kiddies and I got up this morning, rode the train into Hoboken and took a ferry into New York. From there we took a subway to Central Park. We had a carriage ride around the park, went to the zoo, and had their picture made with Bolto.

We started back, and, being a newbie to NY, I ask for the directions to the A Train back Pier 11. I got the directions, got on the subway and headed the wrong way. I was almost in Queens before I found out. I talked to the subway gurus who told me how to get back to the docks.

At the docks, the retarded lady in the glass cage told us to go to slip E to board the boat to Hoboken. We did and ended up in Jersey City, NJ. They let us ride back to NY and get on the Hoboken ferry. We did make the train without any problems, but we were bushed.

I estimate that we walked over 10 miles today. People, I ain't no 10 mile a day type person. I'm more of a chair to refrigerator or bathroom type person.

So I am going to catch up on some blog reading and turn in. Tomorrow the plan to drive over to Gettysburg and tour the battlefield. Don’t know what we will do after that, but I have to have them back home by Sunday night, so I plan on doing some sleeping before we start back.

I’ll post some pictures later.



Unknown said...

I'm jealous... Wish I too could once gain tour the Gettysburg battlefiled. I hope the grandkids enjoy it as much as you do and would I. As for the 10 mile jaunt threw N.Y. City, I did the same thing, but it was Washington D.C. I blogged previously about that ordeal, but couldn't tell you where to go look it up in my archives. Have a great experience from here on out.

Marni said...

I want to be there...

and it was Greenville, SC... not Greensboro. I do that all the time, too.

Hug my babies.

ccw said...

Sounds like quite an adventure! Have fun and get some rest.

Southern (in)Sanity said...

I can't wait to see your Gettysburg pictures. I hope to have the opportunity to see that place one day.

Brother Dave said...

You need a hand-held GPS device.

Biddie said...

I hear you. I am so ready for a walk like that..Mind you, NYC is the place to be walking, if you're gonna walk anyway.
have fun with the kids.

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