The Longest Shortest Road Trip Ever

Monday, November 26, 2012

Having just returned from a business trip to the Big Apple, I got word that we needed to be for back personal business within 3 days. So we loaded up the car, grabbed some snacks and hit the road. We're no strangers to long driving trips and chunks in the car, but this one set a personal record of hours driven in the shortest amount of time. Luckily, we had a few hours to spare in the city (and I do mean few) but we managed to enjoy a lunch on Madison Avenue, snap some non-cell phone pics and were back on our way. Here's a look at #longestshortestroadtripever by the numbers:

57 hours total
32 hours driving
16 hours of sleeping
6 hours in NYC
3 unaccounted for hours (eating?)
 1 kiss in Times Square

Don't be fooled, I only look like I have plenty of time to kill on a park bench. 
In reality things looked more like this.

Hubby "Tebowed" every chance he got, (Times Square, Travel Plaza...) just for giggles. 

I'm obsessed with public transportation in NYC.
Tip: if you drive to NYC and don't want to deal with parking in the city, stay in Secaucus, NJ. 
Take bus #320 to the NY Port Authority (only 20 minutes!) located right off of Times Square.

Introducing the Mother-in-Law in Montreal to Times Square via Skype. Technology is so cool. 

So happy to be home! :)

What's the farthest distance you've ever driven in one shot? Until this trip, my personal record was 12 hours.


  1. I had to drive from Big Sky, MT to Denver, CO for my interview with Northwest Airlines. In a blizzard. What should have taken 12 hours, took 17! All alone, in the car, in the snow. Guess I wanted te job badly!

    1. Wow, that's crazy! I don't know how you did it, we were bored with each other to keep us company!

  2. That is impressive my friend. Glad you're back!

  3. That's crazy... Anyways, NY is amazing!

  4. I am definitely coming to you for NYC travel tips!!

  5. so cute!!! I love how relaxed you guys look when in reality you were rushing like crazy! Did he call out "c'mon peach" to you? Darling. Love, love, love it!

    And I love the picture of the Skype session! Technology is so cool.

    I have driven to Montana a few times which is about 18 hours so that is my furthest I think in one shot, not counting childhood roadtrips. I would love to have the time to rent an RV and drive across the United States for months. But clearly, that will not be happening for a long time, haha. Glad you had fun amid all of the hustle!

    1. He did!!

      I would love to do the RV thing as well, but you're right, you need lots of time to do it right. I guess that's why you only hear of retired people doing it!

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