Well, we were on our way out yesterday and after making two brief stops, the Check Engine light came on in Cheryl's car...This resulted in us not being able to go over 30 mph. We didn't think that speed was going to work on the Merrit or any of the other parkways they have in NY and NJ. Before Cheryl had a freak-out, we realized everything would fit in Bryan's car. The odd thing about having to take Bryan's car is that the night before, Cheryl wrote out directions to both Mark and Alex's and to the airport parking lot. Bryan questioned why that would even be necessary considering Cheryl has a GPS in her car. She said, "I just thought it would be a good thing to have." Well, she was right on that one. Having the directions already written out saved time and frustration. Someone was looking out for us there. Although we were later than expected, we made it down to Hoboken just fine.
On our way to Mark and Alex's, with the top down, ominous clouds lingered ahead. With nowhere to pull over on the Henry Hudson, we were concerned about the possiblity of getting a little wet. In the tunnel, we stopped for the toll and had just enough time to put the top back up. Not 1/2 mile down the road, the skies just opened up! Yet another example of someone looking out for us.
We took a stroll out by the river and on our way, we stopped to see the Cake Boss at Carlo's bakery. Well, we didn't exactly see him, nor did we actually make it into the shop, as the line had to be nearing 200 people deep. It would have been nice, but we got a great pic of the shop.
We had a "homemade" lasagna dinner that Alex slaved over all day and then got ready for bed. If we slept an hour total, that would be stretching it. Can we say EXCITED?!
We are in Houston at the moment waiting for our next leg of the trip. This is a long one, but when we get off the plane, we will be in Honolulu.