Made the test-drive to Pennsylvania today…

Wanted to field-test the Jeep ¬†and procure some supplies for the bon voyage Fourth of July program at the same time… So did the drive this morning to the Delaware Gap and it was smooth driving all the way.

Left base at 5 a.m. Traffic was already active on the Long Island Expressway, but still flowing smooth enough to at least go the speed limit. The Belt Parkway was about the same. Made it over the Verazanno Bridge and into New Jersey by around 7… and from there decided to take the New Jersey Turnpike to I-80, rather than the shorter route that seemed less well sign-posted… ¬†Traffic was light the whole way to the Delaware Gap, and I arrived there by about 8:15…

So basically the drive to that point took 3 hours… (the return took about the same… amazingly little traffic headed east)…

The Jeep rode well and I didn’t notice any problems or things that felt like they needed to be checked out… though I will have them check the brakes, because when I started it up after 2 weeks of non-use the break pedal needed to be pumped a bit… not sure if that means anything (and i was driving another vehicle while in Ireland that had very sensitive brakes, so I might be reacting to the difference in vehicle feel rather than anything precise…)

Finally, the procurement run went off without a hitch and we have everything we need to make our pre-departure Fourth of July program a success!

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