Friday, June 15, 2012
The LIE at 2:00 AM
The Long Island Expressway, known as the "LIE" in local shorthand, has been called "the world's longest parking lot" because of the traffic jams that it is known to have. I have never had any trouble with traffic - all you have to do is to pick the right time to drive on it! Like 2:00 AM. Of course that is not a practical solution. I just happened to be on the road at this time, because I had been out in Southold all night, doing some astronomical observing with my telescopes. So what I do is figure how long I can stay awake, safely, and then leave my observing session an hour and thirty minutes BEFORE that time, and I always get home safely. Please click on this to see it in more detail - it looks better in a larger size.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 11:15 PM