Monday, March 8, 2010

The Best Things About New Jersey: The New Jersey Turnpike

I just realized that I have shortchanged my readers. A few weeks ago I promised you all that each time I crossed over into New Jersey, I'd share with you one of the best things they have going for them over there. And then I never went back. Except I did.

See, a few weeks ago my friends and I went down to DC for the weekend. It happened to be the week it was closed, but no matter. It's not like the White House disappears just because the boys on the Hill had a snow day. So, as anyone with even the slightest knowledge of East Coast geography (a group that I hope will soon include me) can tell you, that means I went through New Jersey. So I bring to you the second installment of my continuing series, "The Best Things About New Jersey."

Now, as you might imagine, we didn't spend a whole lot of time in New Jersey since we were just driving through. But then, that's the beauty of it: we didn't spend a lot of time in New Jersey. And because of that, I must tell you that the New Jersey Turnpike is one of the best things about New Jersey.

There's not much to say, really. It's a long, piece of road that takes you from somewhere all the way through nowhere and back to somewhere again. It even has rest stops along the way where you can purchase food and I ♥ NY tee shirts (perfect for wearing while enjoying the New York City skyline from Hoboken). And sure, you have to pay to drive on it, but in a way that's a plus too. That way you get to have that East Coast elitist feeling. It's kind of like paying $35 for a plain white t-shirt (which I was going to include a link to, but all of the pages I found had men wearing just the shirts and tightie whities, and this is a family blog). After all, you can't put a price on a false sense of superiority.

So the next time you're in Jersey, make sure you take advantage of the New Jersey Turnpike. And keep taking advantage of it until you're no longer in New Jersey.