Last week I had my first experience vacationing on a cruise. The whole family, including my fiancé, took a Carnival Cruise down to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Freeport, Bahamas. So yup I have been absent again but with good reason… the internet access was terrible! We paid seventy something dollars and couldn’t get pages to load all week. I kid… it was for the best because well… vacation! Here is a breakdown of how it all went down plus pictures. Continue reading
I have emerged from my vacation realizing that I need to seriously stop thinking I can do these blogging challenges. Let’s face it I set myself up to fail every single time. Problem is that I feel these challenges stunt my ability to blog. I stress myself out trying to keep on schedule and I feel as though I’m forcing out posts just to satisfy the challenge. I feel like I haven’t written anything all that great recently so I’m going to stop forcing challenges and just blog with the flow. My brain just doesn’t want to work that way. I like to be all over the place. It makes me interesting! Least I think so.
Anyway I am finally able to take some time to myself and jot down a few words for you. I spent last week on our annual trip to Las Vegas and then went for a road trip to the Grand Canyon. I had a lot more work to do this time around in Vegas so there are not many pictures but I will write on that later.
Y’all let me tell you if you haven’t been try try try to get to the Grand Canyon. It is absolutely breathtaking. I took soooo many photos because the beauty of it keeps changing with each viewing location, passing cloud, and movement of the sun across the sky. I never in my life felt so small and being a bigger girl that is a rarity. Normally I feel extra big… especially on anything transportation related.
We spent two days viewing as much of the Canyon as possible. We saw so much of it and yet nothing at all. It is that big! My goal or wish is that someday I can get myself in enough shape to actually hike down into the Canyon. Going down is the easy part it is the upward hike that I am most concerned about!
Mother Nature is so beautiful and amazing. She is truly the master sculpture and deserves our respect.
Below is just a small sampling of the pictures that I took.
The following passage is from the article New York City Welcomed Record 58.3 Million Visitors in 2015
NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon reported that New York City’s total of 58.3 million visitors last year was 1.8 million more than 2014, with the overall estimate consisting of 46 million domestic and 12.3 million international travelers…
Not only did New York City break its all-time visitors record in 2015, but the domestic and international travelers numbers also broke their respective previous records.
Let me describe the scene for you…
This was my commute home today… hardly a space to breath. This is what was going through my head…
Why is there always a problem on the trains. I get out of work early and this is what I have to deal with. When the hell is this train ever this packed? Fuck I hate trains. Don’t put your arms up if you know you didn’t put some type of deodorant on. What the fuck is wrong with people. Why is this asshole in the blue shirt standing in my personal space. Does no one understand boundaries. I can’t breath. Okay five more stops to go. You did five. You can do five more. You got this. Omg. I can’t breath. The smell. So bad. Maybe everyone will get off the next stop. Oh holy hell no more just got on. Can’t they see there is no more standing room! I don’t get it. Why why why! Get me off this fucking train!
Finally gets off train and see line for the bus going down the block…
*Yes seems I love that f word… prefect sentence enhancer!
I did something yesterday I never really do… I went out exploring on my own. I took a guided bus tour to Red Rock Canyon and it was worth every penny… minus the annoyance of the bus getting a flat tire. He ended the tour early which was a bummer but we were pretty much nearly done anyway. Plus he dropped me off at my hotel instead of the one I took the monorail to for the pick-up. Continue reading
I made it I can’t believe I’m on an actual vacation! I just got to say though what the hell happened to me? I don’t remember being so anxious in life or terribly claustrophobic. I’m grateful so much that the middle seat was empty. The second I sat down I began crying and my heart was beating fast. I started to settle down about 30 minutes in while we were over Pennsylvania. I put the flight tracker on the screen in front of me and that helped. I also read which took my mind off the flight. I sat by the window because I wanted to look out. Continue reading