Sunday, May 29, 2011

Portland, Maine after 10 states and $94 in tolls

We made it safely into Portland, Maine around noon today.  It was an exhausting 16 1/2 hour drive up the east coast from the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  It is pretty amazing that in 2 days, we have driven through 10 of our 50 states (North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine).  Matt was so impressed that he drove 7 states yesterday!!!  These small states are not quite like we are used to in the Western US.

It was a pretty exhausting trip complete with lots of 4 lane state highways with Matt's favorite, stoplights.  Nothing like going from 55 to 0 for a stoplight towing a 12,000 pound trailer.  Once we reached Dover, Delaware, the toll roads and interstates began.  Now, the driving was easier until we had to drive through New York City via the George Washington Bridge and the Bronx Expressway (I95).  We would pay $94 in tolls to drive the 485 miles between Dover, DE and Portland, ME.  Wow, this has to be our most expensive driving day ever.

We are settled in here for the next week for me to study for the GMAT that I have scheduled next Saturday.  After that, we will most likely spend a couple more days here so that I can explore a bit.  We will then start our trek further north into Nova Scotia and New Foundland where we will spend the bulk of the summer.

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