My daughter, Rachel, and I had a mini-crisis as we drove from Washington, DC, to Mahwah, New Jersey, yesterday. We weren’t exactly lost, but we didn’t know the number of the highway that we needed.
“There’s an 8 in it,” I said. Not too helpful.
We were on the New Jersey Turnpike and hoped to take the Edison exit so we could avoid Newark, the Lincoln Tunnel, and so much more. Suddenly she spotted a Bolt Bus — one of the newer bus services available along the East Coast. For a very reasonable rate, passengers can take a nonstop trip between Washington and New York City.
“Those buses have wifi,” Rachel said, and the adventure began. I signed in (thank you, Bolt for an easy click on the “agree” button) and Googled the needed map as she did her best to stay near the bus — a challenge that grew each time it was shuffled into the special lanes for trucks and buses. But success! It’s 287 — a number now etched in my “important roads in New Jersey” brain cells.