Thursday, 29 May 2008
Leaving New York
Today we left NYC. Hubby told me a couple of days ago that there is a song by REM which contains the lyrics "leaving New York's never easy". I assumed this meant that it was hard to tear yourself away from the city (and its shops) however, we discovered that what Michael Stipe meant when he sang the song was that it's difficult to find the I-95 which takes you out of city and in to Connecticut. We took at least three wrong turns in the desparate search for this darn road, but we got there in the end.
The first stop on our second American road trip of this round-the-world adventure was Greenwich, Connecticut. Apparently Paul Newman and Martha Stewart both live there but we didn't see either of them in the two hours we were there. We sat in the park and ate lunch in the sun (lovely weather at the moment) and then had a wander round the fancy shops (see photo of hubby in front of aptly-named restaurant), had a drink in Starbucks (of course) and then hit the road. Typically we chose rush hour to make the next part of our journey so it took about two hours to drive 40 miles along the coast to New Haven, home of Yale University. And this is where I have to start a new blog posting to enable you to fully appreciate the situation...