START SPREADING THE NEWS – NEW YORK CITY , NEW YORK A WALK DOWN FIFTH AVENUE FROM 104TH STREET TO 60TH STREET IN PICTURES .

FB_IMG_1502534522343FB_IMG_1502535524898It was a fairly nice day  recently  in the  city ,  so I  decided  to  do what any outer boroughs  girl would do.

I went on my own  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  in my own city. I took the train to 104th  Street  and then walked back to the  train. Stopping  along the  way of course.

Here’s  some  of  what I  saw. Enjoy!FB_IMG_1502535806467FB_IMG_1502535854920FB_IMG_1502535909745FB_IMG_1502535980094FB_IMG_1502536075291FB_IMG_1502536178671FB_IMG_1502536245284FB_IMG_1502536386178FB_IMG_1502536477630

LEARNING THE ALPHABET 30 PLUS TEAMS TOUR STYLE

Remember  when  you  were  in elementary  school  and learned  all  about  Reading ,  Writing ,  and Arithmetic ?

You also  learned  to  recite  those  ABC ‘ S ,  no matter  what country  you were in or what language  you spoke .

It was all about  the  alphabet .

If you  were in the  United  States ,  you probably  learned it like this, “A is for  Apple ,  B is for Boy, C is  for  Cat, you get  the  picture    .

 Just for fun we’re   going  to  recite  the  alphabet  in a different  way.

I  like  to  call  this learning  your alphabet  30 Plus  Teams  Tour  Style .

Are you  ready ?

A  is for:

Anaheim

Atlanta

Amtrak – this is  the  national train carrier  in the  United  States

Atlantic  City

Alamo

Arlington – It’s  a  city in  Texas and Virginia .  You might be  visiting  both of  them

“All  I Do  Is  Win  ”  –  Song by rapper  DJ Khaled .  You’ll  definitely  be hearing  this  song a lot if your 30  Plus  Teams  Tour  brings  you  to  Boston  and you go to  a  New England  Patriots  football  game .

B  is for:

Baltimore

Brooklyn

Boston

Beverly  Hills

Blog

C  is for:

California

Canada

Calgary

Central  Park

Cape  Cod

Camden  Yards

Charlotte

Cleveland

Chicago

Columbus

Cambridge  –   Massachusetts ,  home of  Harvard  University

Chinatown  –    No  matter  what  city  your  own  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  brings  you  to ,  there’s  going to  be  a Chinatown  somewhere .

D is for  :

Dallas

Detroit

Denver

Disneyland  and Disney World

E is for  :

Edmonton

Ellis  Island

Eating  – Trust  me ,  you’re  going  to  be doing  LOTS  of  this .

F is for:

Facebook

Florida

Fenway   Park

Fort Worth

Fort  Lauderdale

Fort  McHenry

Fanueil  Hall  – While  you’re  visiting  this Boston  landmark ,  say hi to  that humongous   statue  of  Samuel  Adams  that’s  right  in front  of  the  building .

G is for:

Grand  Canyon

Graceland

Green  Bay

Greyhound

Golden  Gate  Bridge

God- The reason  that I’m  able  to  do  a 30  Plus  Teams  Tour  .

H is for  :

Houston

Harvard

Hollywood

Hopkinton  –   The  city  where  the  Boston  Marathon  begins .

I  is for  :

Ice Cream

Independence  Hall

Indianapolis

Instagram

J   is for  :

JFK  – The airport  and  the  late president

Jack  Daniels  – My adult  beverage  of  choice

K  is for  :

Key West

Kansas  City  –  Doesn’t  matter  if  it’s  Kansas  City ,  Kansas  or  Kansas  City ,  Missouri ,  visit  either  one  of  these  cities  and have  some  great  barbecue .

L  is  for  :

Little  Italy  –   Every  city  that  you  may  visit  has  a  Little  Italy .

Las  Vegas

Los  Angeles

Liberty  Bell

M   is  for  :

Montreal

Memphis

Milwaukee

Minneapolis

Miami

Martha’s  Vineyard

Madison  Square  Garden  –  While  you’re  in  New  York  City ,  you  have  to  take  in  a  game  or  a  concert  at  the  place  that  calls  itself ,  “The  World’s  Most  Famous  Arena  ” .

Manchester  –  New  Hampshire ,  not  England .  You can  do  a  day  trip  here  from  Boston .

Metro  –  It’s  the  subway  system  in Washington  DC .  Just  don’t  call  it  the subway  while  you’re  in  town .

Mexico  –  Don’t  laugh .  You can make  a  day  trip  here  if you  happen  to  be  in  San  Diego .  A trolley  will  get  you  there .  Just  remember  to  bring  that  passport .

N  is  for  :

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New  York  City

New  Orleans

Newark  Liberty  Airport

Niagara  Falls  –  It  doesn’t  matter  if  you’re  visiting  the  American  or  the  Canadian  side, you can do a day  trip  from  either  Buffalo  or Toronto .

O  is  for  :

Ottawa

Oklahoma  City

Oakland

O’Hare  Airport

P  is  for  :

Philadelphia

Pentagon

Phoenix

Pittsburgh

Providence

Pennsylvania  Station  –  The  train  station  in New  York  City ,  Baltimore  and  Pittsburgh

Primanti  Brothers  –  You  have  to  go to this  restaurant  while  you’re  in  Pittsburgh  and  have  one  of  these  sandwiches .  RIGHTEOUS !

Q is  for  :

Queens

Quebec  City

R is  for  :

Richmond  -Take  a day  trip  from  Washington  DC  to Virginia ‘ s capital .

Raleigh

Riverwalk   -Another  place  to  visit  while  you’re  in  San  Antonio .

Redskins  – You  might  have trouble  saying  the  name ,  but if you’re  going to Washington   DC ,  this is  the  name  of  the  football  team  that  you’re  going  to  see .

S is  for  :

Salt Lake  City

Staten  Island

St.Louis

Seattle

San Francisco

Sacramento

San Jose

South  Street  Seaport

Statue  of  Liberty

San Diego

San Antonio

Smithsonian  -So many  museums  in DC ,  so little  time  to  see  them  all.

Subway  -You really  haven’t  done  a real  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  New  York  City  if you  haven’t  rode  the   subway  at least  once .

Sports- The  real reason   why  you’re  doing  a 30  Plus  Teams  Tour  in the  first  place .

T is  for  :

Twitter

Toronto

Tex-Mex-Gotta have  some  of  this  food  while  you’re  in  San  Antonio .

“The T”-  The subway  system in   Boston  and  Pittsburgh .

U is for  :

United  States

V is for   :

Virginia

Vancouver

Victory- What you  hope  your team  has  on your  30  Plus  Teams  Tour .

W is  for  :

Wrigley  Field

White  House

Washington DC

Williamsburg  -It’s  the  neighborhood  in Brooklyn  or the city  in Virginia .  Be sure  to  visit  both  of  them .

X is for  :

Sorry ,  I  got nothing .  No, really   I   GOT NOTHING ! !

Y is for   :

Yankees

Z is for  :

Zoo- You have to  visit  at least  one of  these  even if  you’re  traveling  by yourself.

 

There you have  the  alphabet ,  30 Plus  Dreams  Tour  style.

Hope you  had  a  little  bit  of  fun  learning  your  alphabet  all over  again .

What about  your  own alphabet travel  style ?

Drop me   a  line in the  comments  section  and tell  me  all about   it.

I  might  use them in another  A-Z post .  Thanks  for  reading .

 

 

 

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CIVILITY ? CAN WE SHOW A LITTLE BIT OF RESPECT HERE,PLEASE ?

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What in the  world  happened  to  showing  just  a  little  bit  of  respect ?

Now  I’m  not  referring  to  the  political  climate  in this country ,  although  we need a  lot  of  prayer and  much more  civility  from  both sides  of  the  aisles .

I’m  not  even  talking  about  the  nastiness  that’s  on Social  Media  with  all the  shaming  that goes on .

I’m  not  even  going  to  talk  about  the  ugliness  that’s  going  on  in sports  right  now ,  no matter  what  sport  it is .

I’ll  get  into  the  shaming on Facebook ,  Instagram ,  and  Twitter  as well  as  the  unnecessary  ugliness  that’s  going  on  in  sports  in a later  post.

What’s  got me angry is this .

While  you’re  on that  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  or not , why do  you  feel  the need  to  take a selfie  of any kind  in the  most  sacred  of places?

I   couldn’t  believe it  when I  saw a fellow  blogger  and  her husband  taking a joly, smiling selfie  at the 9-11  Memorial  and Museum .

If that wasn’t  bad enough ,  I  thought  I was going to  lose  my religion  when I  saw a  picture  of  a United  States  politician  taking  a  selfie  at Auschwitz .

Really ,  sir, have you  NO  KIND  OF  DECENCY ? !

Don’t  even  get  me  started on  Spring  break  time  down in the  nation’s  capital  and teenagers  and  adults ,  who really  should  know  better  are acting  like  they have no kind of  house training  at Arlington  National  Cemetery .

In case all of  you  had  forgotten ,  this  is  an active  cemetery with funerals  going on  every  day .

You wouldn’t  take a selfie  at one of  your  own relatives  funeral ,  so why the Sam  Hill  are you  doing it at Arlington  or even at all those  other  World  War  I  and I I   cemeteries  that  you  might  be  visiting  in either  France ,  Germany  or Belgium  ?

Doesn’t  the  fact  that people  died here or are buried  here mean anything  to  you?

Let alone  cemeteries ,  what would  cause  you to  want  to  take a selfie  at a former  concentration  camp?

Are you  for  real  right  now ?

Just  because  you can, doesn’t  mean  you  should .

On your  trip ,  there will  be  plenty  of  places  to  take  pictures  where you  can smile, laugh, and really get your stupidity  on to your  heart’s  content .

Think  about  where you  are  though  before you  decide  to  take that  picture .

Show  some  respect  please ?

CAPITAL JOURNEY – PLEASE RESPECT THE MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS WHEN YOU VISIT WASHINGTON DC

FB_IMG_1502111192918FB_IMG_1502111255442FB_IMG_1502111266150FB_IMG_1501239775221FB_IMG_1502110774419When you went on your 30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  Washington  DC ,  you had no idea  how many monuments  and  memorials  there were.

You  didn’t  even know  how  many museums  there were, either .

Before you  go, here’s  some tips for you.

Some of  you don’t  know  how to  conduct  yourselves  when visiting  some of these places .

This just doesn’t  apply  to  the children.

But I’ll  get to  the  adults  later.

Sorry, I  just have to  get this out of my system .

On one of  my way too many to count trips down  to  the   Nation’s  Capital ,  I’ve  seen teenagers and tweenagers on spring break  acting as though they’re  in Csbo, Disneyland ,  Disney world  or some other happiest place on earth rather than  in Washington  DC .

Please tell me what part of that memo that says ,  “RESPECT THE MONUMENTS  ” don’t  you all understand ?

This doesn’t  mean  to whip out the selfie sticks and start taking  selfies at The Tomb of  the  Unknown  Soldier or the Marine Corps Statue.

Nor should  you be  loud and obnoxious  by running  around the  grounds of  Arlington  National  Cemetery .

Don’t  yell over to your friends   “check this one  out ,  dude!”, don’t  you know Arlington  is an active cemetery  and there are funerals  going on?

Lastly  before I  move on to  the  adults, why are you  running  through  the  halls  of the American  Indian  Museum  like you’re  at recess or summer break?

Act like you  know where you are .

Please don’t  act the fool.

Monuments  and  memorials  are just that.

Not your personal  playground .

Adults, you aren’t  exempt  from  my little  ranting either, sorry.

Show some respect  when you see the wading  pool at the National  World  War 2 Memorial .

Unless you’re  blind, or just don’t  care, you must have missed that big sign at the  entrance  that says “NO WADING IN THE POOL.”

This means on one of  those  hot, sticky ,  and very humid days that Washington  DC  is known  for, even if  there’s  no other place to cool off ,  please don’t do it here.

This memorial  isn’t  the place, even  if  the fountains  look very inviting.

Save the dipping  toes for the  pool in your hotel .

Remember  men and  women  died so that your rude butts could have the freedom  to  enjoy the  memorials  and monuments .

Please  respect  them.