New York State, New Jersey and Philadelphia, PA

September 8, 2008

Since leaving Montreal, I’ve been to lots of places in quick succession, generally with a long time on a bus inbetween. After taking an hour to cross the American border back from Canada I arrived into Plattsburgh, NY only a few hours late, where I met up with Jen in the evening for one night on the SUNY campus before leaving in the morning to head into New York City. The only problem being that I was heading into one of the biggest cities in the world on the evening of Labor Day, a national holiday so everyone was on the roads which meant getting into the Port Authority late, again. I spent two nights with sara in New Jersey, just a 30 minute bus out of Manhattan, and it was nice to have a guide to the city for one day before I return prior to my flight. While in the city we spent most of our time on 5th Ave, between 42nd and 59th, getting to see Times Square, the Rockafella centre, Central Park and of course, the apple store.

After two nights in New Jersey, I headed out on another bus to Philadelphia, PA as a intermediate stop between New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Despite getting pulled over by the cops this was the first bus I’d been on that was relatively on time. Philadelphia is a nice little city where everything is within walking distance, the hostel was really nice and there’s lots of history which they’re not afraid to show off. While I was in Phily it was one of the hottest days I’ve had all summer at 33C which was slightly uncomfortable to be walking around in. From Phily I left to go to the Capital and spend the weekend ‘on the hill’ with Rachel…

 

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