It ain't pretty being easy... (soopageek) wrote,
It ain't pretty being easy...
soopageek

i love this town

Location: 42nd Street, Manhattan

There are no stars in the sky in New York
All the stars are on the ground

-Lou Reed

I had intended to come to NYC next weekend, 'cos my pal justamy was going to visiting the area over the next week and a half, but my dispatcher saddled me with this load that didn't have to be in Massachusetts until Tuesday morning, so I decided to high-tail it here for this weekend. I got into North Jersey at my usual parking place about 7pm this evening. I have done some ma-ha-jor driving the past 5 days - all told about 2800 miles. Today, I managed to cover 637 miles in 11 hours, which is pretty awesome considering my truck is goverened at 65mph. I stopped precisely once, for 30 minutes for fuel, so my actual driving time was 10.5 hours. God bless gravity in the mountains of Pennsylvania.

The bus I usually catch makes its stop in Totowa, NJ at 22 minutes past the hour. I arrived at 5 minutes 'til 7 and got everything together to get over to the bus stop. In preparation for my excursion into the city this weekend, I've been obsessing for the past two days over making sure all my batteries for the digital camera are adequately charged, so I obsessed over this while getting my things together. So much so that as I was waiting on the bus, I realized I had 8 freshly charged AAA batteries - but no camera. I'd left the fucker in the truck. The bus was supposed to be here any minute and I had no time to go back to the truck.

I caught up with justamy at Penn Station as she made it into midtown from LaGuardia and got to chat and walk around with her for a bit before her accomodations arrived to cart her off to New Brunswick. Sometime tomorrow or Monday we're going to hit the big city together. Lookin' forward to it. Other than that I haven't done much. I strolled around 8th Avenue a bit then decided I'd do some LJ-catchup. I've got about 40 minutes 'til the last bus leaves out of here for Jersey, so I'm gonna mosey and grab somethin' to munch on on the bus ride.

I know this was a boring entry, but think of all the pictures and stories I'm gonna have next week.
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