Road Trips are good for the soul.

Well it took 14  hours to do the 10 hour drive from Maine to NYC today. That was all because of stupid Connecticut where the traffic was horrendous and the people were rude, one guy cut Dave off, then when Dave wouldn’t let him back in again, he flipped Dave the bird. We just laughed. I had my first Denny’s breakfast, it really wasen’t bad at all.

Oliver woke me up at 5:30am cause, well that is 6:30 at home and he always wakes up at 6:30 at home….oh puppy! I need my beauty sleep. I am crazy tiered now.

Well the stupid GPS missdirected us, it took us to Brooklyn, we didn’t get all the way there, we realised we were headed in the wrong direction, turned the stupid thing off and turned around, heading back towards Manhatten then found our hotel using a good ol fashioned map from there. I never trusted the GPS to begin with, now I really dont. Also, how stupid that there are 2 exact same addresses in the same region of NYC, confusing much??
Driving into Manhattan was NUTS, I mean Dave is a good and aggressive driver, used to the rough roads of Toronto, well this place makes Toronto look like childs play, seriously, crazy drivers and lanes appear to be optional, also the crazy honking at each other. Dave said it’s his goal to honk angrily at someone before we go. He thinks it would be a good anger management exercise haha.

Well, we got settled into our great hotel, took Oliver for a walk then went to Sushi….mmmm Sushi. Picked up a bottle of Merlot and came back here to hang in our pj’s and plan tommorow. Tommorow we see the Nutcraker at the NYC Ballet at 2pm, then we have reservations as a fine dinning French restaurant we planned from Halifax and made reservations for. Dave is crazy excited.

7 hours from now, marks the moment I found out Evan had died, 11 hours from now he was born silently into this world after 17 hours of active labour. Ouch! How can I fear anything after living through that day. We miss him so dreadfully, Tommorow we seek out a special candle to burn in his honor after dinner. My dear sweet Evan, 1 year and 1 day since I last felt you move inside of me.

About mommamaynard

β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on December 24, 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Thinking of you and Evan so, so much today.

  2. Glad to hear you made it safely, and hats off to Dave. I remember thinking when I visited NYC that I would have a heart attack if I even attempted to drive those crazy streets. Then again, I wouldn’t survive Toronto driving either.
    Have a great time, anyway. Thinking of you today. *hugs*

  3. Haha, welcome to NY πŸ˜€
    Tell Dave to be careful, they fine you in Manhattan for honking! Cutting people off mercilessly is a much more standard accepted behavior πŸ˜‰
    I’ll be thinking of you as the hours pass and my own candle burns down. I’ll be thinking of you and sweet Evan and sending you immense, invisible bear hugs ❀

  4. 1. Road trips ARE good for the soul. πŸ™‚
    2. I’m SO SO SO happy you guys are in NYC.
    3. *HUGS*

  5. so glad you guys got there ok. yeah NYC drivers are craaaazy. CRAZY. *hugs*

  6. ((((((((((((((((((((lighting a candle with you)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  7. i am very jealous you are going to see the Nutcracker. I love that ballet. Try to have lots and lots of fun! I know that tomorrow it might be hard because it will be the first anniversary of Evan’s passing, but he would want you to enjoy your special holiday too. And yes, honking at dickwads is VERY good anger management therapy. lol.

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