In Reply to: Awesome Day thanks to my Z3! (long) posted by Rachel on March 04, 2001 at 01:03:54:
It was nearly empty, I guess we were early, no reservation, no problem. They sat us right beside a perfect fire. The menu was tantalizing, even the local wine (Something Mill) was delicious. JonT used his cell phone and his knowlege of the area to find us a movie, and we were all happy to see "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". We used Talkabouts* of course to keep it together in the maze of NJ roads.
All I know is it was around Sunset or so when I got the call, and I'd wanted to return to the restaurant. I actually hadn't remembered the name of the restaurant, but it was the first one they'd see after getting off of the interstate.
New Jersey roads are something, alright. Basically, you gotta drive 'em more assertively than other states. Kind of a passive-aggressive driving style (in the northeastern half, at least. What do you expect in the most densely populated state.
The NJ state motto should be "Only the strong survive" - I've seen it on T shirts, with a toxic waste dump as a backdrop :-)
But anyway, it's always a pleasure to be called out for a drive when you've got the time. I was happy to oblige :-)