We had to cross back through New York to get back south. We were kindly invited to stay with my friend Val’s parents, who also live in the burbs of Philly.
The fastest route took us through the Bronx. Even though we’d already decided against properly visiting New York City, we did briefly stop into the Bronx though and had a look around:
The weather was still lackluster, but given this was just a driving day, we didn’t mind too much since it was just gloomy rather than pouring. What was more important was that I had the first real work either of us has done in months. I had a Skype video ESL lesson with my long term student in Germany. We were fortunate in that my Verizon signal was strong enough to allow me to tether to my laptop without any breaks in the signal all the way through the Bronx over into New Jersey:
Check out our footage of driving through NYC and my ESL online success:
We ended the night in Newtown Square, PA, which is a lovely little town. The part where our friends live in particular is a small forest that totally lives up to the sylvania root in the word Pennsylvania. We had an excellent pizza and they had the good taste to be cool with pineapple on it. Chris also got to have a great chat with Mike about driving on the wrong side of the road. Mike had happened to just drive on the left for the first time in the UK, and for a substantial while (around 1000 miles), so both had the fresh, in depth experiences to compare, which was very cool.