OCTOBER TRAVEL QUOTES

Can you believe that in a couple of days we’ll be in month number 11, November, which means not only Thanksgiving time here in the United States but closer and closer to the Christmas holidays and the end of an old year and the beginning of a new one.

Where did 2021 go to so quickly? (Too quickly if you ask the Sports Diva!)

The weather is getting cooler in some parts of the world, but that shouldn’t stop you from doing a 30 Plus Teams Tour of somewhere, even your own city or neighborhood.

In spite of what you’ve heard, staycastions and day trips aren’t bad at all.

So let these quotes inspire you to go out and or go away and do you own 30 Plus Teams Tour.

GETTING THAT BOOSTER SHOT

The last time I got my second dose of the Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine was in March.

Now I’m sorry, I’m not going to get into the tired debate of  should you get the vaccine or not to get it, even though here in the city of New York, you either get it or you don’t get work.

This isn’t what this post is all about.

I just know that at 68 years old, I have to get a booster shot because I had the Pfizer shot more than 6 months ago.

Now even though this is the greatest time of the year for the Sports Diva, (that’s hockey season in case you didn’t know), I kept putting off getting the booster shot even though I was eligible to get it when it was first available to New Yorkers over 65  around 25 September.

Last week, I made an appointment at my local Walgreens, which is a drug score located all over the United States, no matter what state you live in.

My appointment was today, October 13th, around 11:45am.

As with the other two shots that I received, I brought the necessary papers, New York state ID, Medicare card for those over 65, and the most important thing here in New York, my vaccination card.

As for the side effects, not going to lie and say that I had none.

My arm was sore, and a few hours later, it still is but Tylenol is my best friend right about now.

I can deal with the soreness in my arm from a vaccine, compared to what the alternative would be.

RIDING ON THE NEW JERSEY TRANSIT

When I go to a New Jersey Devils hockey game like I did last night, October 1st, I normally take the New York City subway, F train from Queens to 33rd or 23rd street and take the PATH train to Penn Station in Newark, New Jersey, which is across the street from Prudential Center.

This time, I tried something different.

I took a Long Island Railroad train from my station, Locust Manor to the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in New York and took a train that I haven’t taken in years.

It was a New Jersey Transit train and the final stop for me was Penn Station in Newark.

The train is cheaper than taking the PATH train and it’s faster.

I was able to get a senior rate, something that I really don’t get on the PATH Train.

It was $2.45 each way and as I said it’s faster.

Roughly 15-20 minutes from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station, with a stop in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The PATH train takes about an hour, making many stops in New York City on the way to Journal Square in Jersey City.

After that, you have to change and take the train to Newark, with a stop in Harrison, New Jersey before you even get to Newark.

Don’t need to tell you how tiring that is.

Plus it’s $2.75 each way, without a senior rate.

It stops at the same place as the New Jersey Transit train does, but whereas the PATH train’s final stop is Newark, the New Jersey Transit train’s final stop could be ANYWHERE in New Jersey or even Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Both trains stop at tracks next to each other, so don’t get confused.

Now that I have a new and faster way to do a 30 Plus Teams Tour of the place they call, “The Garden State”, I’m surely going to take advantage of it.