I think the commutes to New York and to Philadelphia are distinctly different...each has it's own flavor(or flava) or texture...I'll elaborate on that later..but for the moment my favorite part of the NYC commute is definately the Tunnels...Holland or in my case...mostly the Lincoln(16E) .....the sites, the sounds and of course the smells....
although it borders on ridiculous...what seems like 20 lanes of traffic fighting to get into 5 tunnel lanes..at a cost of 8 bucks a car....I still enjoy the thrill & absurdity of it...OF COURSE I DONT HAVE TO DO IT EVERY DAY......yet.
On a cool day...like yesterday....68...I'll open every window and even the sunroof...so I can experience the full effect as I approach the toll.....breath in every ounce of diesel exhaust from the line of trucks & buses snaking around the inside lane. After I pay the toll, I close the sunroof and begin to jockey for position...and decide if it's worth getting into an accident to prevent someone from cutting in line....by the time I hit the tunnel the AC is on...windows up-no need to die of CO poisoning. and then the orderly single file hum of a procession begins...
AND THEN IT STARTS EVERY TIME !....THAT BURNING SMELL...THAT SQUEALING BRAKEY SOUND....and I wonder the entire trip through the tunnel...
Is that my car burning? -are those my brakes squeaking?...should I open the window and risk CO poisoning to check ?
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