MERRY CHRISTMAS PEEPS !

It’s December 25th here in the United States but for the rest of the world, Christmas Day came early.

I just want to wish all of you who follow my blog the happiest of all Christmases whether you celebrate it with family, friends, by yourself or even not at all.

Christmas just isn’t about getting that new car, clothes or even money .

It’s not even about Santa Claus, but that’s another story .

Have the best and happiest Christmas ever, even if you are staying home or going on your own 30 Plus Teams Tour .

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE SPORTS DIVA!

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A RIDE ON  THE  PETER PAN BUS

It’s  Christmas time  and I’m  going on another 30 Plus  Teams  Tour . 

I’m  excited  because  my tour is bringing  me  up to  Boston . 

I’m  not  taking  Amtrak ,  Megabus ,  or one of  the  Chinese  buses  that I  took when I went to  Baltimore .

Greyhound  isn’t  an option  anymore.

I’ll  only take them if there’s  no other  option . 

This time I’m going  to  take  one of those green and white buses that are the Peter Pan buses.

The Peter Pan bus lines aren’t  really  a new bus line, they’ve  been around for a long time, but you only find them in the Northeast  states.

They go as far down as Baltimore . 

They were once affiliated with  Greyhound ,  but no longer.

They also leave from Port Authority  and arrive at some of the same bus terminals that Greyhound  arrives at.

Peter Pan buses are spacious  and very comfortable . 

The buses are also  equipped  with seat belts in EVERY seat.

They even show you a video of what to expect  when you get on the bus, like the WiFi . 

One thing  that  Peter Pan doesn’t  have  are outlets for charging your mobile devices  in every seat.

You have to sit in the seats that are on the left  side  of  the  bus.

Unfortunately ,  on my return ,  neither of the two outlets in my seat worked.

Not good  guys, if you’re  hyping up the fact that  you have WiFi . 

Because I got  my ticket early, my bus fare was cheap, and I got the senior  rate.

Don’t  wait until  the  last  minute  to buy that ticket.

The fare might not be as cheap as you think.

Going to Boston  was smooth and I  was able to look out the window  and  see areas of the city that Greyhound  or Megabus  doesn’t even travel on their way to Boston . 

Coming back, even though I wasn’t  feeling well ,  I could actually  put my seat back and sleep in comfort . 

Given the fact that we were coming back to  New York  City ,  traffic  was a nightmare  and instead of getting  back to New York  City  at 4:30, it was more like 6 pm that the bus arrived.

I would still definitely  recommend  Peter Pan Bus lines to anyone  if you happen to be visiting  the  Northeast  areas of the United  States . 

Just make sure that Peter Pan goes to  the  places that you want to go  to  and don’t wait until  the  last  minute  to buy that ticket.

Check their website  at peterpanbus.com

I  DIDN’T  GET A PARTRIDGE  IN A PEAR TREE FOR CHRISTMAS  

December  25 is officially  over ,  but I’m  still thinking  about Christmas  songs . 

You might recognize the song that goes, “on the first day of Christmas ,  my true love gave to me- a partridge  in  a pear tree.”

I don’t  remember  too much of the sing, but I’m  going to  change the words.

A lot.

My true love didn’t  give me  anything  nice on the first day of Christmas . 

Instead, for the first  day of Christmas ,  this was my present  from the city of Boston ; 

A white Christmas ,  chills, a sore throat ,  coughing ,  sneezing ,  and wheezing . 

While many people  were ripping the covers off their presents, I was putting  covers over my body.

I was shivering!

The rest of my “12” days of Christmas  weren’t  any different . 

No, let me stop lying.

It went downhill from the first day of Christmas . 

My second day of Christmas ,  I was on a Peter Pan Bus along with a few other  people  who  were in the same  shape that I was.

Most of us were wrapped  up  warmly, coughing ,  sneezing and freezing  all the way from South Station  Bus Terminal  in Boston  to Port Authority  in “The Big  Apple  “.

(More on the Peter Pan bus ride to and from Boston  in a later post.)

On my third day of Christmas ,  I didn’t  have ladies dancing, there were no pipers piping, or lords a leaping.

I had doctors and nurses taking my temperature ,  my vital signs and doing xrays to make sure that I didn’t  have pneumonia . 

My “last” day of Christmas, day number four, was spent like days one thru three.

I’m  under the covers except now I’m  taking medicine and drinking lots of fluids.

There will be no five thru 12 days of Christmas  because  I just know it’s  going to be like days one thru four, just saying.

I once wrote a post about my favorite holiday . 

Christmas  wasn’t  it, and now I know why.

I didn’t  get a partridge  in a pear tree for the  first day of Christmas  or any of the other days of Christmas . 

Instead ,  I  got a box of  tissues, chicken soup, orange juice, a blue surgical mask, and a bottle of  cough syrup.

Merry Christmas  to me!

OH WHAT A CHRISTMAS  

The tree is sitting in the living room, there’s  not that many presents under it and not that many people to ooh and aah who gave what to whom.

It’s  Christmas   2017 in the city  of  Boston, and guess what?

It actually  IS a white Christmas . 

Snow is falling from everywhere and I can’t  even see Boston Logan Airport from the window, even though  it’s  very close to the place that I’m  staying in.

Christmas  is  usually a time to eat, be with the family and of course ,  watch all those basketball  games that come on every Christmas .

This Christmas , though, I  can’t  do any of those things.

My Christmas  present  from the city of  Boston was to get sick.

Very sick.

I couldn’t  eat, hang out with the family or even watch any basketball . 

(That’s  how I know that  I’m  really sick when the SportsDiva can’t  listen to or watch a sporting  event  )

Tea, Motrin, Toast and Soup were my companions for Christmas . 

As I was leaving to go back to New York  the next day, it took me a long time to pack.

I finally did it at 2:30am  and then went back under the comforter.

Thank you Boston for your Christmas  gift to me.

OH WHAT A CHRISTMAS !