Day 06: I’m Out of My New York State of Mind

New York – Seneca Nation – New York – Pennsylvania – Ohio

Today we spent our last moments in New York for a while.  Thanks to the unseasonable weather I can’t be too maudlin.


What I woke up to today

Buffalo, NY gave a traditional farewell
Today our destination was the place of my birth, Cleveland, Ohio. Almost 46 years ago I was born in Fairview General Hospital. However, today I stopped by Rainbow Babies and Children at Case Western University. 


Thank you Dr. Liebman
Slightly less than 46 years ago I was introduced to Dr. Jerome Liebman, a pioneer in the field of pediatric cardiology.  He saved my life.  Based on the number of blessings I now count, I owe him immeasurably. 

Now, ever since Traveler Nell moved to the US she has wanted to visit Ohio.  More specifically she has wanted to get Cincinnati Chili at a Skyline Chili.  As luck would have it, a franchise was located on our way to the hospital. Needless to say we stopped and Nell ordered a Chili-3 Way.  

Phot credit Traveler Nell

Having attempted what was purportedly the Skyline recipe with what we shall call “Mixed Results”, I opted for a single Cheese Coney hot dog and a cheese potato.  

Of course El Jefe was there to Chelsea the staff and Nell and I received vouchers for free food. If only we were going to be in town one more day.  

Having a child had its rewards
Our last tourist stop was the Rock and Roll hall of fame.   Lots of great exhibits here but every corner had a different multimedia display and it ended up a bit of a cacophony. 

Thank you very much.
Then it was off to the hotel to unpack then to the excellent Istanbul Grill in Avon for a light dinner of Mediterranean cuisine. 

Road Trip Tally

  • Distance Today: 239.8 mi/385.9 km
  • Total Distance: 901.0 mi/1,450.0 km
  • Driving Time: 5:33 today/21:17 total

Gas Stats

  • Gas purchased: 7.434 gal/28.14 L
  • Gas price: $1.95.9/gal-$0.51.7/L
  • Mileage for leg: 32.26 mpg/13.72 km/L
  • Mileage for trip: 31.38 mpg/13.34 km/L
  • Cost of fill-up: $14.56
  • Amount budgeted: $32.03
  • $17.46 UNDER budget for leg
  • $32.21 UNDER budget through 6 days

Food Budget $50/day

  • 4/4 expenditures: $76.07
  • Today OVER Budget: $26.07
  • Food expenditures to date: $218.07
  • Grand total UNDER budget: $81.93