Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Big Apple

I failed on yesterday's prompt to be brave and vlog.  It's not that I didn't want to do it, I did, I just had no free time alone to do it.  I guess I could have done it in front of people but that I don't think I am brave enough to do so I'm hoping to redeem myself and do a vlog on the 1st of October.  

Moving along, today's prompt is to tell a tale of traveling.  

I have not had the fortune of traveling around to many places but the places I have been have been really pretty.  In the summer of 2005 when I was 18 I got to Make a Wish with the Make a Wish Foundation.  My wish was to go to New York City.  If you haven't read any of my earlier posts you don't know I have a kidney disease which is considered life threatening.  I am currently on Dialysis and awaiting a kidney transplant. 

NYC was and continues to be a favorite location for me.  The night before we were schedule to leave I couldn't sleep, I couldn't believe I was actually going to New York.  Once my mom, my sister and I were on the plane I still couldn't contain my excitement.  When we arrived it was late but I was in disbelief that I was actually there.  Exiting the airport there was a chauffeur holding a card with my name on it and he escorted us to the limo.  I felt like an important person, almost like a celebrity.  We arrived at our hotel and they wouldn't let us check in because we arrived late and they had given our room away (boo).  So, they sent us to another hotel for the night which was a little dingy but it was not bad.  The next day we headed back to The Park Central Hotel and got a room.  The room was nice nothing super elegant since they were going through renovations throughout the hotel but it was nicer compared to the hotel the previous night.  

The first day there we were scheduled to see the Broadway play RENT.  I had no idea what that play was about but at the moment I was wishing they would have sent us to Fiddler on the Roof instead.  We headed out to have some lunch in Time Square since we were really close (that was so amazing) and then flagged down a cab to take us to our play.  I don't remember which street we were on but the cab was not needed because he took us to the next street and we were there, we laughed and laughed because we were so close and not once did we think to look at a map or ask for directions.  I wish the cabbie would have said something but why would he, I'm sure he didn't mind making $3 lol.  Once in the theatre we realized we had front row seats.  It was a little intimidating because of the eye-contact I was embarrassed and kept catching myself look down.  The play was a little much for me but it was okay and overall had a good time.  

After that we walked around Time Square some more even rode on the double decker tourist bus.  We got to see Ground Zero, the Empire State building, the Chrysler building and so much more for the next two days.  I looked for my picture but I think they are at my moms house so here are some pictures I got off the internet.

The last full day in NYC we got to go see the Statue of Liberty and she is so big.  The history all over NYC is just amazing.  The struggle that people went through for a better tomorrow and now we live in a society that in my opinion is lazy and unappreciative.

I am bummed I don't get to share my photos but when I get them I will definitely update this blog post.  I am so thankful to Make a Wish Foundation, without this organization I and many other children in the past, present and future would perhaps not ever have their wishes fulfilled.  This was an experience that I will never forget and I hope to be able to go back to The Big Apple once again and hopefully more then once.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope you have a blessed day.

Till next time,


  1. Praying for you, that you get your transplant and that you find the strength you need for the dialysis xxxx

    1. Thank you so much. Your prayers are greatly appreciated. :-D

  2. I explained the whole vlog thing in my vlog! I think the people in my house would think I am crazy.