You are a Toy car!
- May 25, 2004
We have a train out by us but don't use it since it only gets you into NYC at the end. We have been on it years ago but not anymore. It's easier to load into the wife's car and she drives in when we need to go in.To add to that, the added ease of mass transit osnt helping. Trains , subways etc. Unfortunately the reliance on mass transit to help with cars and congestion has had a negative impact now. I work in the town next to newark. Its not close to hitting the midway mark yet. And people still are not stating inside.
Mike, We have taken a few hits over the years. 9/11 comes to mind. I wouldn't mind being more rural. I tried to convince my wife to move out further in NJ but no dice. She is from the burbs of Philly. She is a true suburbanite. Me I could live a bit further out. Believe it or not, we have a few back waters in the state. Out by me, I can go about another 15 minutes, and it would probably feel like home for some of you. South Jersey has plenty of backwaters to get lost in. It is more rural than northern NJ. Lots of farms and the like. Believe it or not, Vineland is a city in South Jersey that is the largest in the state. I think it has something like 50,000 people for 120 square miles of land. Most of the land within city limits is farmland! We have one of the largest preserves of pine trees in the eastern half of the country about a quarter of the state's area.I am GLAD to be in rural MS.
No offense intended to any of you, but this is the one time it actually works in our favor.
You guys up there be safe. Distance what you can.
However we will be safe. Most of our Covid 19 cases have stayed to the east of me towards the Eastern end of the county. I am not saying we had our own cases here. My township of 25,000 people has only had 44 cases with a couple of them passing away reported by the mayor in his daily town briefing.
NY as in upstate NY, NYC, or long island? Each is its own area. I really feel Long Island could be its own state. I travelled a bit around New York.Same for us in TN. At least we can get out and walk our property. It would be much tougher in an apartment building. We moved out of NY when I was 16.
South Dakota? I know the governor took a few shots about not closing the state down. It seems most of the upper plains states were not issuing shelter in place EOs.I'm with you there tiggerdad, our state gets slammed alot about having nothing to do, it's a fly over state, don't stop here, etc. Well, I'm glad I'm here right now, the whole state only has around 1.9 million people in it. closest "big city" is 30 miles away with approx 250,000 people. So far in our county, 1 confirmed case of covid, the big city hospital reported last night that they had 5 patients hospitalized with covid with 1 on a vent. We actually are doing pretty good with social distancing and not going out. Don't have a stay at home order, hopefully, people will be smart enough not to go out if they don't have to without a order. Hope everyone stays safe and we are looking forward to the get together in October
BTW I updated my county of residence to 500 miles squared since it was not a 1000. I knew it was not that big. However,