We pump our fists, not gas
Ok, I hate this phrase as much as the next person but it's half true. We're spoiled and don't have to pump our own gas. And you know what? It's awesome. I don't know about you but those beyond frigid mornings where my car is barely heated, getting out and standing in blistering winds for 15 minutes is not my idea of fun. Hello gas attendants! They do the dirty work and I stay nice and bundled. And it's not because we're lazy. It's because it's a law.
I can't even make this up. We're pretty central to some awesome things. The Adirondack Mountains, a mere 4 hour drive. Washington, D.C. and Philly are a car ride away. The shore is so close the only issue is deciding which shore point to go to.
Ain't nobody got time for that
One of my favorite conveniences is that I can get anywhere I need to be in 15 minutes or less. Groceries, liquor store, bar, dry cleaners, thai food, pizza, the mall, etc. If I'm being ambitious, they're actually all within walking distance too, but let's not get crazy.
Three words: New York City I can't tell you how many nights I've sat on my roof looking at skylines. And the closer you get (Weehawken, Hoboken) the better it is. There's only one way to see the great skyline, and that's by being in NJ. Walk anywhere along Boulevard East and you're met with an amazing view.
This area is a major tour stop. Unlike Johnson City, TN or Blanding, UT, this area draws artists. If your favorite singer or band is on tour chances on they're making not one, but two stops here in the garden state. Let's not forget that three of the greats, The Boss, Old Blue Eyes, and Jon Bon Jovi, are all from here.
|Bruce, The Fugees, Bon Jovi, Frank Sinatra, Kool and the Gang, The Misfits, The Gaslight Anthem... |
all from Dirty Jersey