MORE NOVEMBER TRAVEL QUOTES

Yes, there’s one more month to go in 2018.

Are you going somewhere ?

It might be snowing where you are but no worries .

Get out there and explore.

Let these quotes inspire you .

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WHAT ‘ S IN MY SUITCASE

Here we go again.

It’s almost the end of November and the Sports Diva is traveling again.

This time, it’s not to a funeral.

Let the 30 Plus Teams Tour continue.

Where am I going this time?

I’m not going to tell you yet, so you have to wait.

All I can say is, it’s gonna be cold and the sports diva is bundling up.

I’m hoping to cross a couple of things off my bucket list with this tour.

Yes, a sporting event will be happening where I’m going to be, because after all, that’s the purpose of a 30 Plus Teams Tour .

You’re going to see two suitcases not because I’m staying a long time, just 4 days, but because I can’t decide which one to bring.

Enjoy while you try to figure out where the Sports Diva is going this time.

One suitcase with two hats on them. Pink hat from Rainbow Shops and New York Rangers hat from a late co worker of mine.

My backpack from my last trip to Virginia with two hats on them. Both hats are from the NHL Store in New York City .

It’s gonna be cold so gotta wear this coat and scarf which belonged to my late cousin Charlene.

My pajamas which were from my auntie in Boston, and since I’m travelling by bus, I gotta have my New England Patriots blanket from Modells Sporting Goods Store. Making her first appearance travelling with me is my teddy bear, Serena W, from the Build A Bear Store in Baltimore .

Boots from Macy’s and Rainbow Shops cause it’s gonna be cold. I’m wearing one pair and the other goes into the suitcase.

Socks and stockings from H&M Store and Rainbow Shops . Blue and black leggings also from Rainbow Shops as is the fur hoodie. Gloves a gift from one of my Circle of Sisters , Lisa.

I’m not carrying any purses, just drawstring bags which are from the NHL Store and the Sketchers Store. The bag that says Market Basket is actually a shopping bag from a supermarket in Chelsea, Massachusetts . The shirt is from the NHL Store .

New York shirt is from the NHL Store and red sweater is from a vendor in Queens.

No matter where you are, you gotta represent your team, no matter the sport. Blue and red rally towels are from a game at Madison Square Garden . New York scarf was a gift from the coworker who died ( it’s very special to me. He was a Rangers fan too. R.I.P. Alfonso Diaz) The shirt from the NHL Store and it’s the name of my favorite Rangers player. You just know I’m going to be rocking this shirt! Black sweater, which is so long that I wear it as a dress ,is from Rainbow Shops .

MY 30 PLUS TEAMS TOUR BUCKET LIST UPDATE – 144 NOW

Last year I did a post about my bucket list.

At that time, I had 150 of them.

Now I’m down to 144 of them.

That’s right, I’ve done six of them .

So in no particular order, here’s my updated bucket list.

1. Visiting Halifax , Nova Scotia

2. Trying Ice Wines in Canada

3. Going to Banff , Alberta because the name sounds so wicked cool .

4. Walking through Stanley Park in Vancouver , Canada

5. Walking down Broadway in Nashville , Tennessee

6. Visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville , Tennessee

7. Visiting the home of President Andrew Jackson , The Hermitage in Nashville .

8. Visiting Graceland in Memphis , Tennessee

9. Visiting the home of Molly Brown in Denver . She was one of the survivors of the Titanic

10. Riding on the Atlanta Observation Wheel , called The Atlanta Eye.

11. Visiting the Mob Museum in Las Vegas , Nevada

12. Riding the High Roller Observation Wheel in Las Vegas

13. Walking down the Las Vegas Strip in winter when there’s a few tourists.

14. Visiting the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream plant in Burlington , Vermont

15. Attending a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game. Should be wicked easy to get tickets now that Lebron has taken his talents to Los Angeles

16. Visiting Salem , Massachusetts

17. Riding through the Detroit to Windsor , Ontario , Canada tunnel

18. Attending an Atlanta Falcons football game

19. Attending a Detroit Red Wings game at the Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit, Michigan

20. Seeing the Grand Canyon

21. Visiting Lake Louise in Canada

22. Attending a Toronto Raptors basketball game

23. Eating a bagel in New York City and Montreal and seeing the differences

24. Seeing the Hoover Dam

25. Visiting the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham , Alabama

26. Visiting Newport, Rhode Island and seeing how the other half lived back in the day

27. Walking down Beale Street in Memphis

28. Visiting the Museum of Human Rights in Winnepeg, Canada

29. Visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland

30. Visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown , New York

31. Seeing Pearl Harbor

32. Seeing the Civil War monuments in Vicksburg , Mississippi

33. Taking a ride on the Montreal Subway , the Metro

34. Riding on all the streetcars in New Orleans

35. Visiting the “Rose City”, aka Portland , Oregon

36. Attending an Indianapolis Colts football game

37. Drinking Mint Juleps and wearing my fancy hat at the Kentucky Derby

38. Visiting Mackinac Island, Michigan where no cars are allowed

39. Attending the Calgary Stampede

40. Going on a cruise to Alaska, even though I’m not really a ship person

41. Spending a day at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis , Maryland

42. Visiting Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada

43. Visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming and getting my cowgirl on

44. Attending a New England Patriots game in Foxboro , Massachusetts

45. Visiting Yellowstone National Park

46. Looking elegant at the Casino Du Montreal

47. Spending time in Albuquerque , New Mexico

48. Visiting Catalina Island in California

49. Taking a tour of Alcatraz

50. Spending time in Santa Barbara , California

51. Visiting the gravesite of Doctor Martin Luther King in Atlanta

52. Spending a day with the animals at the Washington National Zoo.

53. Seeing where JFK was shot in Dallas

54. Seeing the home of Robert E. Lee at Arlington , Virginia

55. Reliving history at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia

56. Going to the John Heinz History Museum in Pittsburgh

57. Attending a Montreal Canadiens hockey game in Montreal

58. Getting a history lesson at The Alamo in San Antonio

59. Visiting some of the lighthouses in Maine

60. Walking through the Kennedy Center in Washington DC

61. Attending the Sundance Film Festival in Utah

62. Going to Aspen , Colorado in the winter

63. Having some barbecue in either Kansas City , Texas, North Carolina , Memphis or St Louis

64. Going to visit Fort Sumter where the Civil War started

65. Eating at Paula Deen’s restaurant in Savanah , Georgia

66. Going to Chase Field and attending a Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game in Phoenix

67. Going to Quebec City and soaking up French Canadian culture

68. Tasting Maple Syrup in Vermont

69. Understanding Civil War history in Gettysburg

70. Visiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City

71. Attending an authentic luau in Hawaii.

72. Riding on the Monongahela and Duquesne inclines in Pittsburgh

73. Spending the day at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana

74. Taking a sightseeing tour of Chicago riding on the Chicago River

75. Paying my respect at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial

76. Attending the Iditarod Dog Race in Alaska

77. Seeing all the neighborhoods in New Orleans not just the French Quarter

78. Visiting the Butchard Gardens in Victoria, Canada

79. Eating a hot dog at The Varsity in Atlanta and a Half Smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington DC

80. Visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art but not running up the stairs like Rocky did in the movies. That’s not an option.

81. Visiting Little Havana in Miami

82. Getting my sexy on at South Beach, Florida

83. Attending a Winnepeg Jets hockey game

84. Visiting Louisville , Kentucky

85. Visiting the Supreme Court in Washington DC

86. Going to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio

87. Attending a Fourth of July concert in either Washington DC , Philadelphia or Boston .

88. Going to Miller Park in Milwaukee and attending a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game

89. Attending a US Open tennis match here in New York

90. Spending the day in Richmond , Virginia

91. Taking a tour of Lambeau Field and attending a Green Bay Packers football game

92. Spending the day at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York

93. Seeing the Civil War monuments at Stone Mountain , Georgia

94. Taking a ride on The Maid of The Mist and seeing Niagara Falls close up

95. Visiting Cincinnati and seeing the Underground Railroad Museum

96. As I am part Cherokee Indian on my mother’s side, I want to see some of “The Trail of Tears”, where the Cherokee Nation was forcibly moved from North Carolina to what became the state of Oklahoma .

97. Visiting the Great Blacks In Wax Museum in Baltimore

98. Seeing the “Bean Sculpture ” in Chicago

99. Getting up close and personal with “Sue” the T Rex at the Field Museum in Chicago

100. Attending the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City

101. Seeing the Space Needle in Seattle

102. Seeing the Riverwalk in San Antonio

103. Going to the Indianapolis 500 car race

104. Living the glamorous life for a day or two in Palm Springs , California

105. Eating some real Tex- Mex food in San Antonio

106. Going to a Chicago Cubs baseball game and tour Wrigley Field

107. Visiting the Johnson Space Center in Houston

108. Seeing the Charles Wright Museum in Detroit

109. Eating some seafood and watching the fish “fly” at Pike Place Market in Seattle

110. Catching some “rays” in Fort Lauderdale , Florida

111. Visiting “The U”, the University of Miami

112. Attending a Seattle Seahawks football game

113. Learn Colonial history in Williamsburg , Virginia

114. Going to University of Pittsburg and visiting “The Nationality Rooms”.

115. Going on a Hurricane Katrina Tour in New Orleans

116. Visiting the Ohio State University campus in Columbus

117. Going on a caleche ride in Old Montreal

118. Seeing Mount Rushmore close up

119. Visting the unfinished but still majestic statue of Crazy Horse in South Dakota

120. Attending a Vegas Golden Knights hockey game in Las Vegas

121. Walking around Lower Downtown Denver, known as LoDo.

122. Taking a carriage ride in Charleston , South Carolina

123. Visiting Myrtle Beach , South Carolina

124. Visiting any city in the state of Montana just to admire the beauty of the state.

125. Taking an Amtrak train from Northern California all the way to San Diego in Southern California

126. Going to an Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game

127. Looking at as many stars as I can while walking on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

128. Going to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena , California

129. Visiting the George W. Bush Museum and Library in Dallas

130. Taking a trolley from San Diego to Tijuana, Mexico

131. Walking down Lombard Street in San Francisco

132. Eating all kinds of food in New Orleans

133. Visiting the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs , Colorado

134. Try to visit some of the plantations in the South

135. Looking at the colorful houses in San Francisco known as “pink ladies”.

136. Visiting Prince Edward Island in Canada

137. Shopping like crazy at the West Edmonton Mall

138. Can’t forget shopping at the Mall of America in Bloomington , Minnesota

139. Visiting Mount Vernon , the home of George Washington

140. Visiting the Library of Congress in Washington DC

141. Visiting Monticello , the home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Virginia

142. Going to a Columbus Blue Jackets hockey game just to see and hear that humongous cannon at the Nationwide Arena.

143. Taking a tour of the United States Capitol Building

144. Attending a Ohio State and University of Michigan football game. It doesn’t matter whether it’s at the “Big House” in Ann Arbor or ” The Horseshoe ” in Columbus, the Sports Diva wants to be there.

These are the things left on my bucket list .

What are some of the things left on your bucket list?

Drop me a line in the comments section and as usual thank you so much for liking and supporting my blog .

RIDING ON THE E TRAIN – PART ONE

This is the train that next to the F train is the subway line that I take the most.

If you happen to be visiting New York City , chances are that you’ll be using this subway line a lot .

It’s the E train that starts at Jamaica Center in Queens and goes to its final stop in Lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center Station .

As I’m only going ftom Jamaica Center down to 34th Street and Penn Station , this post is going to be in two parts.

The E train is an express train, but unlike some of the other subway lines, it doesn’t go to Brooklyn or The Bronx.

It’s just from Queens and Manhattan .

One word of caution though.

On the weekends and late at night, the E train runs local, meaning it’s going to stop everywhere due to the infamous “track work” that happens on every subway line in the city.

You’d think that all this “track work” being done would make the service faster and the tracks nicer.

Nope, same old train tracks but that’s another story.

Now, let’s say you want to go to the city from JFK or JFK to the city.

This is the train that gets you there .

Just get off at Suthphin Boulevard – JFK stop, and believe ne, you’ll know when you get there.

Follow the other travellers with their luggage.

If you want to go to the other airport, LaGuardia, take the E to the Roosevelt Avenue station, walk upstairs and take the bus out there .

Remrmber to use your Metro Card that you brought for the subway.

You can use it on the bus as well .

You say that you’re taking the bus or an Amtrak train and not a plane?

The E train can get you to Port Authority and one of the largest train terminals in the United States , Pennsylvania Station or Penn Station for short.

Get off the train at 42nd St for Port Authority and 34th Street for Penn Station .

Now since this is a 30 Plus Teams Tour , of course you’re going to go to either a New York Knicks basketball game or a New York Rangers hockey game at Madison Square Garden .

The E train will take you right there.

Get off at Penn Station , you’ll see the signs for the place that calls itself, “the world’s most famous arena.”

Simple right?

Many of you will want to pay your respects at the 9-11 Memorial site.

The E train will get you there also.

It’s the last stop on the E train and the stop still reads World Trade Center .

It didn’t change after 9-11 .