We spent the night at my old college roommate Chris’s place in New Jersey. It was pretty cool catching up with him. His son Sam is really cute, and grew a lot bigger since the last time I saw him. In the morning we took the train into New York City with him, since he works in the city.
I never really understood the appeal of New York City. It’s really dirty and smelly there, and really really crowded. I had done most of the touristy stuff on my last visit to New York City, so there wasn’t really much I wanted to do. Plus I was really exhausted by now. We went to Ground Zero and Times Square in the morning, had lunch with Chris, then went to the Guggenheim museum which I missed on my last visit to New York. Afterwards I was too tired to do anything else, so I went to the airport early and took a nap at the gate. A peaceful end to an epic journey.
Pictures from the trip are here: http://picasaweb.google.com/mikehong81/2010061825CrossCountryRoadtrip#