Made it back to my parents after hitting a lot of traffic. A few notes:
Saw a new Texas plate in green. Apparently you can get them in several colors now and they are really slick looking. Definitely the sickest looking plates in the country, passing Maryland's flag plates.
New Jersey is still as ****ty as ever. I was tailgated slowing down for a work zone when there was only one lane open and construction workers were setting up cones... I'm sorry I care about worker safety...
Another person was driving erratically and his taillights were malfunctioning so that they were always indicating that he was braking. Then witnessed some road rage as two cars in the right and left lanes both tried to merge into the center lane at the same time.
I miss FiOS. And cable.