Day 15: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day – this could be “a photo an hour” if you’d like)
Going to have to bend the rules a little on this one…I haven’t had a “typical day” in weeks, thanks to this whole trans-Atlantic move thing. Today, though, happened to be a spectacularly cool day, worthy of more than a few pictures (I won’t subject you to all 146).
Our ship, the Queen Mary 2, completed the Southampton to New York crossing at oh-dark-thirty this morning, and since this would be my first time in New York (seems kind of un-American, I know), I was up before the sun to witness our arrival. We passed under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge holding our collective breath, as there’s just 12-feet between the ship’s stack and the underside of the bridge. Approaching our pier at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, we passed by the Statue of Liberty and sailed alongside the famed NYC skyline. After reluctantly disembarking late in the morning, we picked up a rental car and set off south down the interstate.
Eight hours (should have been just over five) and $36.10 in tolls later, we finally arrived in Virginia for a late dinner with long-time friends at our favorite Mexican restaurant. We’ve gone five years with no authentic Mexican food (it was quirky in Japan, but downright laughable in England—order chips and salsa in the UK and you get a handful of Doritos and a Dixie cup portion of diced tomatoes), so we knew what our priorities were! 🙂