Saturday, October 22, 2011
The only times I ever regret living on the East End are when I have to leave it. I HATE getting off Long Island. I detest the Belt Parkway, the Cross Bronx Expressway, and every bridge between here and the mainland. I can't stand dealing with the metropolitan traffic and can well imagine a time when any trip through the western end of the island will no longer be possible in our old age. It's impossible to gauge time and traffic and as hard as we try we never know what we'll find once we've left the boundaries of home. I would prefer heading north, across the Sound to Connecticut, but there's no changing where our children settle so it is what it is. I do love Pennsylvania. It's getting there that I'm not crazy about.
All that said, I'm looking forward to seeing the family that I haven't seen since July and I'm more than ready for some time with the kids. And I do like being there at this time of the year. Can't wait to get on the road...