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 ?

A THANK YOU LETTER TO MALAYSIA AIRLINES .

Dear Malaysia  Airlines ,

Even  though  you  no longer  fly out of  the  United  States  or  Canada ,  I  miss you and wish  you  would  fly here again .

Or at  least  out of  JFK ,  because  it seems  like  every  airline  and their  mama  flies  out of  that  airport .

I don’t  think  that  I’m  the  only  one  who  feels  that  way .

I know  that  a lot  of  people  have  a  negative  opinion  of Malaysia  Airlines ,  but please  don’t  count  me  as one of  them .

I  cried  when  those  two  planes  went down all those  years ago .

I  thought  about  my ex coworkers  and other Malaysia  Airlines  Reservations  Sales  Agents  around the  world  who might  have  made reservations  for  all those  passengers  on both of those  planes.

I cried even  more.

For seven  years ,  your office  in El  Segundo ,  California ,  a city near  Los Angeles ,  was the  place that  paid  my rent  and allowed  me  to  go on  all those  30  Plus  Teams  Tours ,  even  though  I didn’t  call  them that name  then.

When I  lost  my  job  at Delta  Airlines ,  it was  your  airline  that accepted  me as an employee  even  though  I  knew NOTHING  about  your  airline  and I  didn’t  have a  clue where Malaysia  was ,  let alone ever hearing  about the  country  or locating  it on a map .

I quickly  learned  about  the  country ,  your customs ,  your food , (  which is wicked good )  and  how  friendly  the Malaysian  people  are .

Even though  they  do speak  English ,  I tried to  learn the basic  words  in the  native  language ,  Bahasa Malay.

I  never  had  a  passport  or even  traveled  to  Asia  until  that  day  that my supervisor  came up  to  me and told me  to get one  asap “because  you’re  going  to  Kuala  Lumpur  for training . ”

Thank you ,  Malaysia  Airlines  for getting  to ride on your  planes and experiencing  the cabin  crew that was  voted the best in the  world  at that time  and what it  means  to  to take  a  long haul  flight.

Los Angeles  to KL  with  a  stop in  Taipei ,  Taiwan  18 hours.

Yikes ! !

But I  did get three meals  and  free drinks ,  not to mention  those  hot scented  towels  that were passed   around by the  flight  attendants .

I  think I  can get used to  this .

Thank you  for  not  only  my first  visit  to  KL  but for the  many other  visits  to  Penang, Singapore ,  Brisbane ,  Sydney and  even London  that I  took between  the years  of 2000-2007.

Our office  was  really  diversified ,  even way before  that was fashionable .

There were people  of all  races, religions ,  and ethnicities

working  in  the  office ,  and I’m  not  going  to  lie.

We got along  better  than  any job that  I  ever  worked  at.

Maybe  we  reflecting  the values of  the  country  even  though  we were in the  United  States   or maybe  because  by and large we enjoyed doing  what  we were paid  to  do .

Now  that  I’m  retired ,  I  will  never  forget  the  happy  and sad times  working at Malaysia  Airlines .

I thank  you  for  allowing  me  to  work  for  what  I  will always  consider  to be  the  best  company  and job that  I  ever  had .

TERIMAH  KASI ,  MALAYSIA  AIRLINES !

Sincerely ,

Joanie  from your Los Angeles  office

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30 PLUS TEAMS 30 PLUS DREAMS – HOW DARE YOU FOLLOW ME WITH THOSE TYPE OF PICTURES ON YOUR OWN BLOG?!

FB_IMG_1500904795450I love getting  followers  for my blog  no matter  if  it’s  on Tumblr ,  Twitter ,  Facebook ,  Instagram ,  Pinterest, or even here on WordPress.com .

I enjoy  following  the  people  who follow  me and I love reading  about  their  adventures  all over the  world  and seeing  their  pictures  of  some  far away place or even  their  own  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  some  city  in the  United  States  or Canada .

Don’t  need to  tell you how much I love the food  bloggers  post’s  also.

Those pictures  inspire  me  to try new dishes  from  all over  the  world .

What  gets  me  WICKED  ANGRY ,  though  is when I  go to  a new followers  blog and it’s  titled  not about  your fantastic  adventures  in  China  or the fun time you had on your  own  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  Miami  for a Heat, Dolphins ,  Marlins  or a Florida  Panthers  hockey  game  over in Fort  Lauderdale ,  but the  title  of  your  blog  is called  ”  Hot Teenage  Sensual  Girls  ” .

I should  have  figured something  was up because  there’s  no avatar  or picture  of  yourself ANY WHERE  on your  blog.

Are you  for  real  right  now  and why hasn’t  your sketchy  rear end been   put in  jail  right  about  now ? !

I  don’t  want  to  see  pictures  with  young  girls   ,  who might  be  young  enough  to  be  my  granddaughters  ,  doing things  that strippers  AND  porn  stars  shouldn’t  even  be  doing .

How on earth did you  get past  censors  with that nasty  crap that’s  on your  blog ?

Obviously  when  you  asked  to follow  my blog ,  didn’t  the  title  of  the  blog  tell you  what  it was  all about ?

Or did  you  even  read   my “About  Me  ”   page  or the  post  titled   “But What’s  up  with  that  title ? ”

In case you  missed  it ,  let me  explain  it to  you  so that  you  can  understand .

I  DON’T  HAVE  A  PORN  SITE ! !

My  blog  tells  you  what  to  do  after  you’ve  gone  to  that Oklahoma  City   Thunder ,  San Diego  Padres ,  Toronto  Raptors  or Winnepeg  Jets  sporting  event .

Don’t  get  it  twisted ,  people .

Maybe  you or YOUR  sick  followers  get wicked  excited  about  that  stuff ,  and if you  do ,  there’s  a  special  place  in  hell  for  all  of  you .

Don’t  give  me  that “Freedom  of  Speech  stuff, and sorry for ranting ,  but guess what ?

I  ain’t  got  time  for  that  and neither  do people  that  I  follow   and who follow  my blog .

They  want  to  read  30  Plus  Teams ,  30  Plus  Dreams ,  not 30  Hot  Babes ,  30 Wet Dreams .

Just  saying .