Family and New Jersey

I was in New Jersey the last couple of days visiting family I haven’t seen in a long time and some that I have never seen. I forgot to get pictures of everyone but some are below. I stayed overnight in my van in my uncle’s driveway. Although my cousin and my uncle both offered the spare rooms in their houses I slept in my van. I always feel more comfy my own bed. I don’t like the whole New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area that is close to New York City because it is so congested with traffic and agressive drivers so on my navigation I chose a route taking me further out West. I also wanted to avoid the Washington DC area because traffic is insane there. However, the navigation kept changing the route on me directing me to the New York City area even though I didn’t click on accepting the new route. After yelling at the lady talking on my navigation several times and going around in circles on the interstate I pulled off the road and decided to do it the old fashion way and just wrote down where to go. We get so use to technology we forget how to do things without it. I went to a gas station in New Jersey and was surprised that it is unlawful for you to pump your own gas. They have attendants that pump the gas for you. I guess I’ve never had to get gas in New Jersey before. I am now in Virginia and am looking forward to exploring Shenandoah National Park. I really liked a quote I saw online yesterday ‘The older I get, the less I care about what people think of me. Therefore the older I get, the more I enjoy life”. So true! 🌷

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