I was worried this blog entry would be kind of dry, so I have tried to juice it up a little. Here goes.
What follows is a harrowing tale of treachery, deceit, and death. Or, as some call it, how we came up with the idea to do this walk.
It all began on a chilly December eve, back in '06. The air was cold enough to freeze a man's soul. Except in
As I recall, the two of us were concocting nefarious schemes in the dungeon of a haunted medieval castle. A more literal-minded person might describe our unspeakably evil encounter as a jovial exchange of emails between two buddies looking for fun trips to take together.
It wasn't long after I moved to
Among other potential ideas, I mentioned to Rob my vague desire to walk Broadway at some point, thinking this might inspire a future trip some years down the road. So I was quite surprised when he said, "Okay, I can come to
We decided that just walking Broadway wouldn't be enough to justify a cross-country flight, unless we continued on Route 9 farther upstate, where it is no longer signed as Broadway. But we figured we could find a better, more malevolent use for those miles, so we decided to do the entire walk in the city, hitting all five boroughs. What better way to wreak havoc on the metropolis, we thought, than to travel through it at safe low speeds, producing no carbon emissions and just generally celebrating all it has to offer. Yes,
In terms of total mileage, our initial goal was that most devious of all numbers, 100. We figured this would take three or four days to complete. But once we started plotting out tentative routes, we realized even 100 miles couldn't cover everything we wanted to see. The mileage gradually increased until it reached 150 over five days. This, we cackled to ourselves, should be sufficient to make
Neato indeed. Be sure to tune in next weekend for the bone-chilling account of what kinds of tasty treats we ate on the walk.