Perhaps the most well-traveled road in New Jersey is the good ole' Garden State Parkway. The GSP is 172 miles long and runs the length of New Jersey from the New York line all the way down to Cape May. One of the most common questions when giving driving directions in NJ is always, "What exit?"
|No matter what exit you live near, there's always a bumper sticker available to brag about it.|
Here's a little Jaybird parkway secret... Ever since my girls were little, when we went on a road trip, we played this silly game. We nick-named all of the toll collectors by certain physical/emotional traits they displayed in our limited parkway toll booth encounters. For instance, someone in our car will say, "I guess today's toll collector will be... angry ginger girl with the raging mullet or Emo guy with all the lip piercings that never smiles or my personal favorite... smiley Rasta dude with the fat dreads. Every once in a while we get lucky and meet a "newbie." And then the fun's all about what nickname/label we should give them. I know this may seem really foolish and possibly mean, but don't judge. Because man, whatever you gotta do to make a road trip peaceful with three kids riding in the back seat is all good. Taking turns guessing who's working the booth and betting to see which one of us guessed right has become a tradition, one that has kept my girls entertained since they were tiny kiddos.
|This sight is common on the parkway. Especially in the summertime, on the weekends.|
What roads are famous in your neck of the woods? Any of you ever take a ride down the good ole' GSP? Do you know of any great games to play on a road trip? How about freaky road ghost stories?