Thursday, September 27, 2012

DAY 5: New Haven, CT and Seaside Heights, NJ

DAY 5 - Thursday, September 28th, 2012: New Haven, CT and Seaside Heights, NJ

We woke up and left Tom's around 10:30am.  We headed straight to the Yale campus where our bartender from last night had directed us to go.  It was only about 5 minutes away and we found the food trucks/carts right away.

Ingalls Rink parking lot at Yale University - me standing in the middle of a dozen or so food carts/trucks that were parked here.

Mitch decided to order food at a Japanese food stand.

He ordered Kimchi Pork Ramen with Shrimp Tempura.

It came in a quart sized container and only cost $7.50!

I decided to get Cauliflower Kati Rolls from a Bengali food truck.  You get 2 rolls and a bottle of water for $5.

It was a flatbread (tasted like a crispy flattened crescent roll) and a pureed cauliflower/potato mixture with cabbage salad and hot sauce.  So good!

Food truck picnic.

After we finished our 'breakfast,' we got in the car and started our drive back towards NYC.  This time we drove on the Interstate instead of the scenic route and completely by-passed NYC towards New Jersey because the Belafonte didn't want to drive through all the busy traffic, horrible potholes and bad road conditions in the city.

We drove on the Interstate until we got close to the Atlantic Ocean where we decided to get off and drive along the coast.  It was absolutely breathtaking!

Bridge coming up to the Atlantic Ocean.

New Jersey coast.

We decided to stop in Seaside Heights, NJ to hunt for some food trucks/food carts along the boardwalk, but once we got there, it was obvious that the 'Jersey Shore' turns into a ghost town after Labor Day.  Nothing was going on.  To entertain ourselves for making the trek here, we made a stop at Jersey's most famous summer home....

Yes.  This is the 'Jersey Shore' house.  

On our way out of Seaside Heights, it was already 6pm.  We were planning on driving to a campground near Philadelphia/Baltimore, but we changed our minds and decided to find a campground in New Jersey.  We realize that we're not following our road trip schedule very well, but that's what makes the trip fun! 

Tip Tam Campground - Jackson, NJ, about 30 minutes west of the Jersey coast towards Philadelphia.

Dinner at our campsite was grilled tuna sandwiches with homegrown tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers.

I think all I'm doing is eating during this trip.

Total Spent on Food Trucks: $12.50 (under budget)

Spending for Day 5:

Gas: $85
Food Truck food: $12.50
Campsite: $41

TOTAL: $138.50 (under budget)

Leftover from our $6000 budget: $4949.50

Mitch and Laurel

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