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Wednesday, May 28, 1997
Atlantic City to Fort Lee, New Jersey
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Fort Lee, New Jersey:
Latitude: 40° 51' 19" North
Longitude: 73° 58' 59" West
Altitude: 248 feet
From Seattle: 2432 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Skyview

Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Regions: New Jersey, New York, New Jersey
Route: Garden State Fwy, SR4, SR46
Start: Atlantic City
Stop 1. Manhattan, New York City, New York
End:Fort Lee, New Jersey
Road Miles:161 miles
Linear:123 miles
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Our "luxury" room Atlantic City, NJ

Old boardwalk building Atlantic City, NJ

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 48
Miles Driven:9511
Linear Dist: 6870
Countries Visited: 1
Regions Visited: 22
More stats...
Hotels: 16
Friends / Family: 18
Camping: 9
Hostels: 5
Beers: 147

Journal Entry:
Slept in, spent the morning / early afternoon wandering around the boardwalk eating junk food and just generally enjoying the sun. Early afternoon we set off for North New Jersey to find a cheap hotel so we could go in to NYC. We found a cheap hotel (I think they have hourly rates), with a 24 hour porn channel, I have to admit I was pretty shocked. I was more shocked when after logging in with the computer I couldn't make another local call. I called the front office and was told that my $10 deposit had been used up. When I set up the phone I had been told $.50 for a local call, which is fairly standard for cheap hotels, now the guy tells me it's 50 cents a minute for local calls and I owe the hotel $3! Of course the phone rates are not posted anywhere (the phone actually has Holiday Inn stickers on it).

Long story, but at 10:30 we headed off to Manhattan (upper East side) to meet my friend Dana. We went up to her 23rd floor apartment to see the view. We then went to a bar (The Bear Bar) to have a few beers and bore the hell out of our newer friends (Stacy and Steven) reminiscing and trading gossip. Dana says I have to say 'I drove 3,000 miles to blow off my friend Dana', since she's working and can't spend any time with me, and I'm starting West tomorrow.

I feel as though I've passed some rite of manhood by driving in Manhattan...

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