We pushed up our departure day leaving Maine ahead of Hurricane Sandy. We were able to visit a very deserted Boston on Sunday and arrive in Connecticut with plenty of time to settle in with relatives and wait out the storm. As we received reports that our house back in Maine was being quickly advanced upon by the rising tide we watched the high winds in awe. By Tuesday morning the highway was reopened and we had a very somber drive towards New York City as we surveyed Sandy’s destruction. With the George Washington closed down we re-routed to the Tapenze and crossed the river just as a bit of sun produced a rainbow. Our New Jersey hotel had electricity even though it was just blocks away from badly hit areas. As we looked across at the skyline of New York City our thoughts were with all those who suffered from the storm.