As I mentioned in my last post, my 30 Plus Teams Tour took me to Jamaica Hospital in the Queens neighborhood of Richmond Hill.
To get to Jamaica Hospital, I had to do something that I hadn’t done since March 2020.
Take the infamous New York City subway.
Since the coronavirus happened I hadn’t taken the subway at all, and given all the negative things that had been going on since the coronavirus happened and people in New York City, who grew up taking the subway suddenly got stuck on stupid, I was apprehensive taking any train, let alone the two lines that are closest to me, the E and F trains.
Unfortunately, the only way I could get to the hospital was on the E train, so I had no choice but to take the train, mask in hand.
Luckily, I only had to go two stops from Jamaica Center.
Nothing had changed.
The subways are still dirty, still crowded and still slow.
Usually when I come to Las Vegas for a 30 Plus Teams Tour, I stay downtown at either Four Queens or the Las Vegas Hostel for a few days then I go to another hotel, more often than not, Excalibur.
This trip was different.
I stayed on the Las Vegas Strip, right in the center of things at Bally’s Hotel and Casino, which is connected to the Paris Hotel and not far from the Flamingo, Linq, Planet Hollywood, Bellagio and Caesars Palace.
To say that it was located in the center of everything would be an understatement.
This was my first time staying at Bally’s and as a member of Ceasar’s Rewards, I got a not good, but great room deal for the three days that I stayed there.
(You can’t beat $10 a night really. That’s how much I paid and had a double room, not a king sized bed like I had requested.)
My cousin and I were in the middle of everything and we pretty much walked every where, including to T Mobile Arena to see a Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup playoff game(which they lost but more about that in another post.)
Even though Vegas is somewhat open, some places require you to wear a mask.
However, while at the pool, one wasn’t required.
The pool at Bally’s was nice and not too crowded, which was great because the temperature was 105 degrees and the water felt oh so nice.
Because I got in so late, I didn’t have to wait to check into my room, which was on the 8th floor.
I had a very nice view, or at least I thought I did.
Good rate, bad rate, or great rate, I think Bally’s is going to be added to the list of hotels that I’m going to stay at when I come to Las Vegas
I had heard all the bad things that would happen from well meaning friends and family.
“My arm was so sore from the second one”
“I got chills. Is that supposed to happen with this one?”
“I got really bad dizzy spells.”
I didn’t get any other advice, but my landlady/cousin made sure she gave me some need to know stuff:
” You’ll still have to have a Covid 19 test when you come back from your trip. Oh and by the way, get me some proof that you had the test and it’s negative.”
I get what you mean, cuz, but really , proof like a note?
What are we in high school here?
Anyway, even though it was raining, the Sports Diva took herself back to York College and got the second dose of the Covid Vaccine shot.
This time it was so much easier.
There was a separate entrance for people who were there for the second dose.
There were no forms to fill out this time, just bring that appointment card and your New York State identification card.
My appointment was supposed to be between 9:15-9:30am, but at 8:39am, I walked on in, got my temperature taken and at 9:08am, after sitting down for about 15 minutes or so, I walked on out of the building, brand new bandage on my shoulder.
I explored the neighborhood of South Jamaica a little and walked into the place where I had my Covid 19 test, City MD.
I just had to know.
Did I STILL need to get a Covid 19 test when I come back?
I was told yes and by the way, I can get my results back the same day and to make my cousin happier than a pig in you know what, I can get a note for her.
The Sports Diva has reached a milestone and wasn’t really aware of it.
Even though 30 Plus Teams , 30 Plus Dreams is about what to do in a city after you’ve been to that baseball , hockey , football , or basketball game, there hadn’t been any 30 Plus Teams Tour of anywhere to go to , thanks to you know what .
Instead, it has been lots of public transportation rides somewhere in New York City .
One thing hasn’t changed though.
Many of you are still interested in my little old story, and a lot of you have joined along the way.
Many of you have been with me through my travel quotes, my visits to some sporting event, and you still want to know what’s in my suitcase .
400 plus people want to know this and for that, I am very grateful and extremely blessed that you find my posts entertaining .
Even though there is no airline travel or travel to sporting events, (no fans but there are sports, people ), I’m going to keep on giving you the best posts that I can.
I hope that you’ll continue going on this blogging journey with me .