Saturday, February 14, 2009

On Long Island

Visiting our newest nephew this weekend. Two big events so far: We brought the dog, this is her first road trip. We finally made a count of the number of overpasses on the Merritt Parkway, 40.

Looking forward to a nice jog on Sunday--it is very scenic here in Locust Valley.

On the way and right after crossing the Throg's Neck Bridge, Surenna kept asking why they call it Long Island, when it is a penninsula. She wasn't happy with the response, "They call it Long Island because it is an island".


Trooper York said...

Tell her that it was first settled by Germans and that "Long" is just short for Lots Of Nasty Germans.

Trooper York said...

They never teach the kids anything in history class anymore.