Blogger friend ( and HS buddy) Old Bikerider suggested Louis Lunch in New Haven for a lunch stop. Unfortunately Louis' seems to be on a school holiday schedule (or is really the Easter Bunny and closed the week before and the week after Easter). Yes, they were closed yesterday, they are now just 'on the list'.
The 6 hour trip turned into a 10 hour adventure. The shortcut over the GW Bridge which should have SAVED us an hour added 1.5 hours, but we got a really great view(slowly) of the famous Bronx. And we learned that over 100 different roads all merged into 3 lanes to cross the bridge. Now I'm not sure but it seems that merging in NYC is either done at a crawl or lightning speed.
When we finally got to NJ (a scary thought in itself) I decided that since we lost so much time on a travel decision I made, we should take the advice of Mandy, our GPS and take the NJ Turnpike. Something I the back of my head said "turn at 287", but after the GWB disaster I dismissed the thought. WRONG!!!!!!! Remember all those nice folks we merged with at the GW bridge????? Well we met again on the Turnpike. By now we were committed to our route, and soon would be on the PA Turnpike.
Somehow we ended up on Rt 202, and (you guessed it) another MERGE!!!! I'm wondering if there is some cosmic connection between merge and emergency???? Did I mention that Mandy lost her mind during this???? Ten hours later we turned into our favorite (?) Days Inn.
Hungry and tired I decided (really not the time for decisions) that since we missed Louis Lunch we should give Five Guys a try, and pass along our thoughts on whether you should make a stop.......... DON'T!!!!!!
The dream of a nice fat juicy burger will remain just that, a dream, as you leave 5 Guys. Two thin, over cooked things (possibly held together with a Pink Slime derivative) on a bun (even with bacon and American cheese??) did not fulfill the dream. But the fries were pretty good. Unfortunately I left still dreaming (and drooling) for that big juicy burger. Fudruckers, you have nothing to worry about here.