Sunday, July 02, 2006

Notes from Beachside...

We arrived here in Cape May around 4:30. Just to give you an idea, we hit our first traffic of the day at the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York at 10:15 - we got on the highway initially at 7. So the first half of the trip took 3 hours and 15 minutes. The second half took 6 hours and 15 minutes. I hate this drive.

The nice part is that once we get here, it's fun. Last night we didn't do much - Jane and I made a run to the grocery store in the evening (leaving David at the house), but we were all too pooped to do much else. Today has been different. We were all up at a decent hour - instead of going to the beach, though, we went into town and picked her folks up after church, then we all did lunch and headed to the Coast Guard PX to buy an extra set of sheets and some toys. I've been sitting around with a book and planning a hot tub run soon.

Tonight is yet another grand family picture (Jane's folks like to do these every couple of years), and tomorrow we'll get into the serious recreation part of the trip.

Watched the end of second Daytona last night before bed. Interesting race, though it's nowhere near as much fun to watch in regular NTSC TV. I'd say Tony Stewart is healed from his broken shoulder now, Boris Said is for real, and Jeff Gordon got screwed badly. The lack of a Big One early in the race (which usually happens in a plate race) meant that the wreck that finally did happen knocked Gordon down to 40th.

The good news is that Jimmy Johnson got knocked way back due to a wreck as well, which I like for two reasons. One is because I'm not a fan of his at all, and two is because it now starts to bunch up the standings more. It'd be nice to see more than 10 drivers in the Chase.

More reports from the beach as the week goes on...

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