First Week on the road – Summary
I have now been on the road for 7 days. I am going to start doing a weekly update for the rest of this road trip. I will cover miles traveled, expenses, and a summary of what I have done. I started in Chicago on March 2nd. Travelled to Akron OH, Rochester NY, New Haven CT, and Boston MA.
Most of the trip has consisted of driving. Not too exciting but I really don’t want exciting. If the driving gets exciting that usually means something has gone wrong. With all the driving I am learning how my average speed affects fuel economy. I found driving 60 mph instead of 70 will get me about a hundred extra miles out of a tank of gas. Not too shabby.
While driving I listen to my Sirius XM radio. My channel selection has been approximately 50% CBC 3, 30% CHILL, 10% NPR, 10% SPA. Without a doubt satellite radio is the best thing to happen to road trips. I no longer have to take my attention away from driving in order to scan for new stations. I can listen to my choice of music without having to endure an hour of religious or country programming while waiting to get into range of a better station.
Highlights of the trip
Day trip to New York City.
While staying in New Haven I did a day trip to New York city. I train ride was only two hours and cost less than it would have had I drove in and parked the car. As far as day trips it was more of an afternoon trip. I only had a few hours there and spent them wandering around Times Square… because Times Square! Lots of lights, corporate stores, and people everywhere. I have been to Times Square before but every time i go it is pretty overwhelming.
Union Oyster House
This is the oldest restaurant in the US and is still in its original location. Lots of history in this neighborhood. I had a couple pints of the Colonial Ale, brewed only for this restaurant. Very drinkable beer, almost like a Newcastle. I did not have anything to eat but the reviews seem to say its got good food.
Green Dragon Tavern
If you want to do some conspiring this is the place to do it. Billed as the headquarters of the American Revolution this cozy bar is a great place for lunch. I had the fish and chips and would go back for more the next time I am in town. Also the coleslaw that came with the fish and chips was plentiful and delicious.
- Number of states = 4
- Number of beds slept in = 5
- Total distance = 1180 Miles
- Total expenses;
- Transportation = $198
- Accommodations = $70
- Food = $157
- Other = $79