Photo Credit: Steed Media

Photo Credit: Steed Media

It’s phenomenal to find a wonderful Acadia parked outside of the W Hotel in New York City on Lexington and 50th.

What’s even more incredible is the sound system, a technology that will entertain you as you spend the next two days enjoying the ride cruising through Harlem and Philadelphia looking at murals and enjoying the sights.

Traveling in Harlem, one must pass 125th St. and see the Apollo Theater to take a snap. Inside the car, I enjoyed the luxury of having my phone connect to all of my contacts.

While driving through the city, I was reminded of close I was to Princeton where Michelle Obama attended school before meeting Barack Obama. Then, she was just a young woman, unknown and trying to find herself. Elsewhere, Obama was doing the same.

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On my drive, I discovered that the Acadia is able to move swiftly, giving the driver that feeling of power and maneuvering without any bumps along the way. Whether going 70 mph on the highway or cursing through Princeton and looking at estates, it’s a smooth ride the entire way.

But Philadelphia awaits!

In this city of Brotherly Love, the murals stand as a reflection of such a wonderful history for the nation and Black people. Through the windows of the Acadia, I saw works that showcased connections between love, marriage, freedom, and slavery. These images provided images that invoked thought, words, ideas, emotions.

I drove past the Liberty Bell and the African-American Museum and reveled at how far we’ve all come.

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Munson Steed

Founder and publisher of rolling out's parent company Steed Media Group.