MY TRAIN RIDE TO THE GRAND CANYON…PHOTOS*

Grand Canyon Railway – The Official Site

One of the highlights of my trip was the train ride to the Grand Canyon. The train only went about 40 mph, so we got to enjoy the view amd got to walk around a lot. I paid extra to be in the luxury car because my kids needed the leg room. We would have a problem in the regular seats due to their heights. So, I got to enjoy desserts, fruits, cheeses, crackers, and a champagne toast. The kids had apple cider. We also had the benefit of going out to the back of the train and enjoying the view. We met a lot of very interesting people out there. They were visiting from all over the world. We had Larry, who sang for us. He is a great singer and has sooo much personality. He was nice enough to take a photo with me. I also got to meet the conductor. He was also a very nice person. The whole crew was amazing and friendly. They made the ride extra special. On the trip home, we even had a staged train robbery. Sooo much fun. I would highly recommend this trip. It is a great family vacation. It is all planned out. All you have to do is have your money ready or your signature on the dotted line. Hope you are all having a great day. I will post Grand Canyon photos next. Until then, be good. Smile. Visit one another.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

A STORY WRITTEN BY YOU …Come follow along to see what happens!!! *

We are all going to write a story. I am going to start it. I am going to end it. Whoever wants to participate, can help write it. Please do not write anything inappropriate and spoil it for the rest of us. Please limit what you say to five sentences. Just look at the previous entry and go from there. Write your sentences as if you were talking them out. I will do all of the editing. This should be interesting. Use your creativity. Let’s try to make an actual story. All of my regular blogging friends….help!!!!! This could go two ways!!! We are doing this for one day only! Have fun!*(*

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MY NEW BEGINNING IN A NEW CITY…..
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Man, I do not know about this! This city gives me the creeps! I mean look at all these people! Look at these unimpressive stores! How do people live here without going crazy?

I guess I had better come up with a plan. I have to make it a GREAT one. I do not want a boring schedule. I can think of a few things. Let’s see, I will get new friends by tonight!

That’s dumb! I do not even know where to go! I guess I can ask someone. Maybe I will go to get a coffee and see what happens! Good idea!

I see a place, the Manhatten Corner. Sounds like a good place. It looks really busy, good sign. Lots of cute guys in here. I see a blond, blue eyed guy I am going to go talk to!

He catches my eye… “Hi” he says…
I flash him a broad smile. Everyone says I have a smile to die for!
“Would you like to sit down?” He offers me a chair.
Is this where I say something cool and interesting?

“So, are you new in town?” he finally offers. I shrug my shoulders sheepishly, “Is it that obvious?” I ask? He gives me the once over before replying, “You don’t look like the average girl from around these parts.”

Just what do girls look like from around these parts I ask him a little flirtatiously? I’m worried about my little friend in my purse. She may be thirsty from all the travel. Just as this cute guy sits down, my purse starts whimpering.

Peeking out of her purse is the cutest little puppy, her name is Zena. He takes one look at her and falls instantly in Love. Zena begins to paw at him. He offers up the idea to find a small bowl to fill with water. She must be thirsty, as they’ve been sitting there for awhile.

I began to think that things were looking up for me. I mean, here is a guy who “likes me and my dog!” We took care of Zena and then just kept looking at one another. Was this the start of my new life? I could just see me married to this man, but I did not even know his name!

I thanked him for helping me take care of Zena and our eyes locked onto one another. I flirtatiously asked “so what’s your name?” His eyes suddenly opened wide and his cheeks began to turn a pale shade of red. He sat back in his chair and began to nervously fiddle with the napkin on the table. I could tell that this simple question has made him uncomfortable, but why?

Now I know why this guy looked the way he looked! It was that “bad” guy I saw on “American’s Most Wanted!!!” Now what do I do? My life was just starting to look “brighter,” and then THIS! Should I just pretend I do not know?

Or should I keep acting like I was? My heart was thumping hard in my chest and Zena needed to go outside. I’m not about to leave this place with this guy. Suddenly, there’s a hand on my shoulder and I jumped out of my skin. As I slowly turn my head,

a friend from the past caught my eye. Relief, I felt, to my surprise came the hard cold object in my side. My whole life started to pass through my mind when,

my high school classmate said, “What brings you to New York, Chavela?” I was relieved, it was someone I used to be in the band with. I said, ” Hello, Eva, I got a new job as a model for Victoria’s Secret!”” Do you live here, too,?” I asked. She replied she was searching for someone who needed a roommate. I smiled at that!

Of course, I immediately asked her to come take a look at my place and see if she were interested. She was delighted to hear this offer! We left the coffee shop with an excited Zena, and were both looking to a brighter future in our new home, Manhattan!!

THE END………….