Minnesota still ranks number 1 in my book, but you know, New Jersey isn't too bad. I've settled in to a nice routine; drop AH off at his training, stop at Panera (where I don't have to turn left!) come back to the room and relax with a yummy breakfast. Yesterday I found all the shopping hot spots, but needed coins to feed the meters so I doubled back and went to Target instead. Who does not love Target? I also found a Barnes and Noble, Ulta, LB...all the essentials, but it took me three tries and 2 parking lots before I could figure out how to turn freaking left. I'm sure by the time we leave I'll have this worked out, but right now it is a major pain. Our rental car is a big old Impala with some major get-up-and-go. Since we drive manual transmissions it took some time to stop trying to drive with both feet and to get my hand off the shifter. I'm good at this, though, this finding my way around. It's fun to discover a new place.
This is the view from our hotel room Monday afternoon. I tell you I could spend this entire trip sitting in front of the windows watching the water birds. There are so many varieties, I think maybe because it is migration time. I especially enjoy the diving birds. They disappear under the water and then pop back up again. I'm also fascinated by high and low tide. I've never experienced that before.
This is the view today. We've had a nice, soft rain, though the NYC (all our local tv comes from NYC) weather people say it will clear this afternoon. Today I have to work a bit, which is ok. Then, now that I have quarters to feed meters, I plan to head downtown and find the yarn store. Such a life...so stress free. Vacations should be mandatory. I'm really grateful to be hear at this time of the year. It's so peaceful.