It has be the ride from New York to Washington in 2008.
In my mind, it’s the home of the best TV programme ever made, West Wing. It’s about 4-5 hours bus ride which I chose over the train as I felt I would see a lot more along the way making the journey part of the adventure.
This is my (delayed) birthday adventure for the year where I go to a city for the first time and everything got ticked off on route:
We drive through New Jersey which I love, I always feel like Jersey is real America and certainly the heartland of rock ‘n roll.
On the radio, I hear ‘Holiday’ by Madonna as if I wasn’t already in holiday mode. Then the clique American radio bands – guaranteed to hear on the radio – John Cougar Mellencamp and fittingly for Jersey, Bon Jovi.
To top it all, the young women in front of me had a little laptop and she’s watching the last every episode of, you’ve guessed it, West Wing. I had my radio in my ears but of course could follow every scene, I’m sure she didn’t mind me looking over her shoulder.
I arrived in Washington even more hyped up, fittingly as the city is preparing for President Obama’s inauguration.
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