Although the tour was short and self-guided, we were pleased that it ended with free samples!
In New York City, we probably should’ve taken the advice of our friends and taken the bus and subway! But we didn’t…
Perhaps, the most entertaining part of the drive through NYC, was rolling down the windows after coming out of Holland Tunnel and hearing everyone honking the horn…including us, we had to give a playful toot on the horn to be like everyone else! When in NYC…
Unfortunately, we were stuck in traffic for hours just trying to go a few short miles. What were we thinking taking a vehicle into New York on a Friday during rush hour???
While in Los Angeles, we tried Randy’s Donuts. In line, waiting to order, we met a sweet couple from New Jersey. We actually ended up taking a picture together and exchanged info and promised to get together when we made it to the East Coast. Fast forward a few weeks later, we were worried that we wouldn’t be able to get our schedules lined up to meet for lunch but it so happens that we were able to move our reservations back at the campgrounds and were able to stay in Cranford, New Jersey at their house. There are no RV parks within about 100 miles of NYC, so it worked out perfectly! Although we met this couple in a donut line, across the country, just weeks ago, the hospitality and friendship that they showed us was like we were friends for years. They took us to a local Italian restaurant called Emma’s and were able to meet the owner!
We also tried a local favorite called Taylor Ham. It was really good!
One thing that deserves to be said is that often our lives become too busy to be hospitable or we get too comfortable with people that we don’t extend common courtesy to others. We are certainly grateful and aware that this is what they did for us!
Once we got the Philly, Kelly had to get a good cheesesteak. It was our first stop in the city. We went to Geno’s because it was supposed to be the best. We stood in a line that wrapped around the block and were rewarded with two HUGE cheesesteaks, one with White American Cheese and one with Provolone Cheese.
We wanted to try both to see which was better. They were equally yummy and we see why this place is so popular!
As we come up on the last couple of days of our trip, we thank you for your prayers and following us on our exciting journey through the United States! #48statesover48dates #thomas6travels