I’ll give you more details soon (right now I have to record a podcast and then go to bed), but I can tell you this much tonight:

We went to Brooklyn to shop and to eat.

We went to Staten Island to visit sites of historic and cultural signifigance … and we met some goats.

We went upstate to shop, to eat, and to get some history under our belts … and we met some more goats.

The East coast was hit with the biggest earthquake since the 1940’s and WE TOTALLY MISSED IT.  We were driving upstate at the time, going north on the NYS Thruway.  By the time we arrived at our destination an hour after the earthquake hit, my boyfriend was answering messages from various family members asking him if he’d felt the earthquake.  And we were like … um … WHAT earthquake???

You know, one of the disadvantages of taking long car trips listening to the Sirius/XM Classic Vinyl channel, otherwise known as The One Station We Can Agree On, is that we’re subject to the playlists that their DJs think are cool.  Don’t get me wrong, I love “Teacher” by Jethro Tull, but I heard it EVERY TIME we drove together this week!  Anyway, another disadvantage of listening to that station is that it isolates you in a classic rock cocoon, and you have no idea if anything of any significance is happening in the real world.  Although if something huge happened right outside their broadcasting site at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland … well, in that case I think they’d probably mention it.

Anyway, more vacation details and pictures to follow later this week.  There will be historical stuff, cultural stuff, food, poofy clouds … and plenty of goats 🙂