the epic road trip is over. almost 3400 miles of driving.
Originally Posted by Rambo
Larry - for the love of whatever god you believe in, DO NOT move to Vero Beach. Lovely to spend a few days in, horrible to live in full time.
you're probably right about that.... the first time we stayed there we stayed at the Vero Beach Resort and I woke up early to this:
I was enamored with the beach, small town vibe, and cleanliness. plus that part of florida has such good bicycle infrastructure I'd be out running/biking/swimming/with the dog so much.
after visiting Key West we drove back to Vero Beach and stayed with an old friend. he had a house on the beach and was a total baller, but you could tell that he was bored to death (plus well he's about to be divorced)... his kids were holed up in their rooms playing video games 98% of the time and the soon to be ex wife was still in the house. was a very
situation. Eventually I spoke to the my friend and his wife and they warned us that it is indeed boring there.
My wife, the dog, and I are very very happy to be home. I know this is going to sound like a humblebrag.. but when you've got a pretty nice home to begin with - even staying in 4/5 star hotels gets tiresome. You end up wanting to just be home.
I had a total
situation in Savannah, GA:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
We loved the place and I didn't really believe people warning me about the high crime even in the nice parts. I went out on a 9:30pm jog around Forsyth Park. And before you know it there was a 300lb 5ft tall african american bum yelling "yo come here little man!" (which is ironic because I was a lot taller than him) and the motherfucker starts chasing after me!! My intital reaction was fear... then I started laughing (which slowed me down) but the guy was well behind me. Then a plainclothes police officer starts chasing both of us and holds the bum and yells at me to stop. I stop and the police officer asks if I want to press charges. I'm still kinda giggling and the officer starts to get mad at me
I tell the officer I just want to go home and jog home. Other than that Savannah was awesome food/architecture/people in general wise.
We did a quick unplanned stop over in Alexandria VA, on the 28th... only to realize that we'd have to drive through the big snowstormto get home to brooklyn.
It was weird driving from this:
I know its frigid here in NYC and a bit miserable... but damn it feels good to be home.