A roller coaster at a Jersey Shore amusement park was undergoing a safety check not long ago when its two water-filled crash dummies fell off the ride and onto the roof of the hotel next door. The VP of the amusement park says the coaster is still 100% safe.
“Why are you visiting Ireland?”
This was a real conversation Sharon had with the immigration agent when we visited Dublin in 2016. My questioning was about how long we were staying, which was for 8 hours before flying to London that evening.
Traveling on points and miles opens up options you never had before. This includes scheduling stops at places just to visit for a little while, or just for lunch. We do have a short list of places that we’ll go out of our way, a little bit, just for a meal.
Do you remember that Nike slogan from forever ago? Just Do It! I guess you could substitute YOLO or Living My Best Life, as the young people say, in its place. It’s a phrase for the times where you forget all the reasons NOT to do something and, well just do it. We all have those things we wish we could do but think of reasons why we can’t. This was the scenario presented when I was invited to a get together of my grammar school class of 1986.
I went to a parochial (Catholic) school in New Jersey, and the school ran from Kindergarten to 8th grade. So I truly grew up with the people in my class, some of them for nine years and I hadn’t seen most of them for more than 30 years.
When they picked a date for the reunion, I was supposed to be working so I gave up on any chance of attending. But less than a month ago, my work schedule changed.
When visiting a certain city, what’s the item you need to bring home? You know, that thing that’s only available there. You might even get excited about going somewhere because you know you’re going to be able to buy this specific item.
Over the years, we’ve developed a list of things we need to bring home if we’re going to be somewhere. Granted, I know that nowadays you can pretty much order anything from anywhere. Frankly, I don’t need these items that much to pay the shipping and handling costs; I can go without them. But if I’m visiting a place where I can just buy it, why should I pass up that chance?
If you’re a fan of the Friday the 13th brand of movies, you may LOVE this! Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco is a real-live Boy Scout camp in the town of Hardwick, which is in Northern NJ, that’s been around since 1927. It’s also the location of what they called Camp Crystal Lake in the movies.
The camp, which is not open to the public, has done tours a small handful times in the past. However this year they are doing something VERY special.