Over the past few years we’ve read other people’s blogs and watched their YouTube videos recounting their trip down the East River. We would look at each other and say, “Some day that will be us.” We had even debated whether we really wanted to go non-stop to Cape May because we knew if we did we would miss the East River. Mother Nature took care of that issue for us by dictating we go inside, so here we were. The day had finally arrived. It was time to go down the East River in New York City and head into New Jersey.