January 4, 2013
My first day’s drive was a 10+ hour straight shot down I-90 to Cleveland. To tell you the truth, there wasn’t a whole lot to see on the road. Western Mass on the Pike is rolling and beautiful, and I could just make out the Empire State Plaza in Albany on my way by.
When I travel, I either like to super plan it or not plan it at all. Just a starting point and an ending point and some extra time built-in. That way I can just jump off and see random things I run across along the way.
Day 1 was a perfect reminder of why I like to do this.
I left at about 7, so 5 hours in I was getting hungry and my Prius was just starting to run low. I told you she’s an energy efficient beast.
Whaddaya know, there’s Geneva, home of Hobart and William Smith Colleges!
I have roughly 100 friends who went there. I had never been, so I called up my old friend Evan Stone and he gave me the inside scoop.
After a Yuengling and a sandwich at Parker’s on Seneca Street, home of late nights and recovery burgers, I headed over toward the lake and the college.
Here I am being awesome a the famous Purple House (home of Holly and Colby et al):
And for reference, here’s the view from their porch:
Seneca Lake is beautiful.
After Geneva, I made a beeline for Cleveland to my friends Lily and Bryan’s house, where I arrived to meet this smiley little lady, Alice:
All in all, a great first day with many long ones to come.
To come: Fat sandwiches, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, whole pigs and more. Keep checking!
- New York
States covered total: 4