North American Tour 2007
We flew from Heathrow to Newark yesterday, arriving at our Hotel sometime after 7pm (or gone midnight UK time). We planned today to be a soft landing day where we didn't do a lot of stuff.
This is my fourth visit to New York and our second family holiday here. Our last visit was in October 2005 where the weather was the worst ever recorded with 11" of rain in just seven days. There was no chance to do a visit that time around.
I have been here before in May and enjoyed some nice weather, we looked to May again, this fit in with all our plans. We were in Vancouver in February and plan to be in Florida in September.
The forecast for the next twelve days is high 70's
We spent the morning in the Woodbridge Mall where we ate at "Fat Burger" (very tasty) and I purchased some new trainers. I won't mention the store here (email me if you are interested) but the shoes came to $73.01 immediately I left the store they put through a fraudulent charge for £7301. Luckily my CC provider is on the ball, they called me next day, confirmed it was fraud and cancelled the card. The full weight of the law will fall on the store.
From the mall to the CP is about 70 or so miles and is a lovely drive through scenic New York state, which came as quite a surprise to Rachel who thought that New York was all concrete jungle. All you have to do is drive 40 miles out of the city...
Having looked at the CP on google maps I recognised the junction referred to by previous visitors, though we approached it from the North. Park on the side of the road at almost exactly 42N and confirm visually that the field still lies fallow.
At this time of the year there is no new growth and it is dry underfoot. Find a nice spot where the barbed wire fence has completely rusted away and step into the field.
Zig-zag across it and through the four feet high dried stalks of last year's growth. Within three minutes I was directly on the point. Took the usual photo's and then walked in a straight line back to the car.
As I crossed back out of the field I spotted a small yellow sign wrapped around a pole. Curiosity gets me and I stop the read it, apparently it is now posted!!!
Ooops, there was a phone number on the notice and I thought about calling it to explain and ask for permission. Then I thought better of it and went back to the car. After all I am not a hunter or shooter so I guess no harm done.
The adventure continues at 41N 74W.