September 13th, 2004


Long Island

Another nice day from start to end, and the day's itinerary went from Queens to Hampton Bays along a meandering route.

I stopped at a McDonald's in Amityville to use the bathroom. So I figured I ought to buy something. At the front counter, I overheard the supervisor coaching the cashier that if she says "Thank you. Come again soon", that would mean an extra 5 points if the customer happened to be the mystery shopper. Wow, sounds like a good deal getting free lunches as a mystery shopper. Of course, this being McDonald's, mystery shopping may be fattening. :)

Traffic was a mess getting home. There was the usual Southern State Parkway delay. Then there was an accident on the Cross Island Parkway. And then there was construction on Route 4 in Paramus. I knew the backroads for that last part so it was a cinch to get around. And, as a bonus, I picked the backroads leading to the cheap gas station on Midland Ave so that made the best of a less-than-ideal situation.

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