I just finished reading this RR and all I can say is thanks. I'll never be able to do a ride like that (and stay married) but reading your report allowed me to live vicariously through you for a while. I am sorry though that your only impression of New Jersey is the stinking Turnpike. But if you ever get this way again I'd love to show you some parts of the better parts of my state (don't judge us by the Turnpike).
Anyway, thanks again.