We left Batavia, NY for New York City around 11am. The directions claimed that it was a six hour drive. We were hoping to meet our friends between 6 and 6:30. The drive in was pretty uneventful, and quite pretty in general; rolling "mountains," and forested valleys lined the highway through New York and Pennsylvania.
We reached Lincoln Tunnel in New Jersey around 6:15pm, our GPS said we had 5 miles left of our trip and it would take 22 minutes to arrive
Off Lewis and I headed to Liberty Harbor RV park in Jersey City, New Jersey. It boasted beautiful views of the harbor and the statue of Liberty, clean bathrooms and a number of tent sites (reservations were made and paid for before the infamous knee injury, getting into/out of a tiny tent is surprisingly difficult when you can't put weight on one leg). The reality of our camp site was a little removed from the description. There indeed were clean bathroom facilities, literally three feet from our tent, separated by just a sidewalk, which is convenient for accessing the bathroom, not so convenient for sleeping when giant floodlights working on motion sensors are directed into your tent. Also less convenient was the "gym" that opened at 6am with the blasting of rap music. This was definitely one of the more interesting camping experiences I've ever had. Next stop: Baltimore.
A tunnel, friends, a restaurant, and a camp site
Thursday, June 26, 2014
New York City, New York, United States