Not long ago, I read an old request on a travel message board. A woman was looking for route suggestions to avoid driving over the Delaware Memorial Bridge – which connects Delaware and New Jersey over the Delaware River – the same river George Washington crossed 70 miles upstream. Having been over the bridge many, … Continue reading My Imaginary Summer Road Trip Begins This Week
I live on Long Island where the beaches are beautiful. My town's beaches are north on the Sound and uncrowded, quaint and picturesque. You look across harbors and bays to other villages and can watch sailboats and pleasure boats coming and going. To the south, the beaches are on the Atlantic Ocean and pretty typical … Continue reading To the Beach
I went across the Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges 4 times last month. As a passenger, of course. No jitters. No butterflies, moths or flutters in my chest. It was easy on my insides. It's always been a bit easier on me crossing from the Bronx into Long Island since I can’t see the … Continue reading Becoming Desensitized?
A few days ago I crossed this gentle bridge (as a passenger, of course). From the surroundings doesn’t it appear to connect nowhere and nowhere? The bridge isn’t in this photo, but is located about 12 miles up to the left from where I took this shot. See how beautifully rural it is. This bridge … Continue reading My Favorite Bridge Crossing – Ever. Really.
What super-sized carrot would have to be dangling from a string for you to walk across this bridge? And if you’re not afraid of crossing bridges, substitute your own fear. And if you have none, well this post won’t mean much to you. For me a year-long guided trip around the world would get me interested … Continue reading What Would You Put Your Fear Aside For?
Click here for Part 1. I set out for Cape Cod on a Wednesday last October. It was sunny and cool and the best weather you could ask for when taking a road trip and all went smoothly. No traffic and most importantly no encounters with unexpected bridges that I’d missed as I’d hunted for … Continue reading How a Gephyrophobiac Takes a Road Trip, Part 2