We drove from Maryland to Plattsburgh today – a drive roughly 1/2 of which is through the boring old Northeast corridor, and the other 1/2 through lovely Hudson River Valley, Catskills, and Adirondacks. We wanted to stop along the Hudson River for lunch, and chose Newburgh because it was an easy turn off and hosts a cool historic site – Washington’s Continental Army Headquarters from 1782-83. We stumbled upon Tony’s Newburgh Lunch and had hit-the-spot grilled sandwiches. The waitress, who was so nice, recommended a side of hot dogs, but we passed. She said the diner, in a different location and under the name Texas Weiners, was started by Tony’s father in the 1930’s. A survivor.
Speaking of which, tip of the hat to Ben who has done this very drive now 3x in the past few months, twice on his own. This leg, he once again drove each one of the 540 miles himself, and I sat in the passenger seat trying not to create trouble. Airstream reunion tomorrow!