Man!! It’s insane! My family started our year long trip!! We first went to Boston and then New York. Boston was such a cool place! It’s a big city but its honestly got a small feel so I liked it. :) We did a lot of history exploring. We went on the Freedom Trail. We went to Walden Pond and learned a lot about the Revolutionary War. We went to a variety of old houses that people used to live in: Paul Revere, the Alcotts, even some houses where people had to watch the fighting from the revolutionary war right out their window. It was cool to learn about!
I was walking around Boston and I caught this girl staring at me. In these staring situations, I just smile at the person or just pretend not to notice. My sister though noticed that this girl was staring at me, so she notified me. She told me she wanted to say to that girl, “really?!” Then I told her, “No no you don’t need to say that, she just doesn’t understand.” I thought about what I said and it really is so true. There are people that don’t understand and they are just curious. I know I would stare too because I’d be curious. This isn’t just towards me. It’s towards everyone with differences. It’s ok to be different. It’s good to be different. BE PROUD OF YOUR DIFFERENCES.
We finished up in Boston and then went to New York and it was sooo fun!! We went to Times Square and shopped a little and walked around. Then we went to a Broadway show on our first night. We went to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! It was good! :) The next day we went to church! I couldn’t help not thinking about my ward and girls at home. I miss them already! But it was a good Sunday. We walked for a while after church and made our way back to our place. The next night we went to another Broadway show, Wicked. IT WAS SO AMAZING!!!! I loved the message it gave. We went to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island the next day! That was fun! In Ellis Island, there is a plaque that has so many names of who immigrated through there. Well my grandpa when he was 5, his family immigrated to the USA from the Netherlands. Turns out they actually went through Canada but their name is on the plaque in Ellis Island. I thought that was so cool! I’m grateful they were willing to make sacrifices to come to America because now I’m blessed to live a good life in the USA. This was our last day in New York.
Now we are leaving the country for a year!! Ahhh such a crazy thought! But I am so excited to see the world and have some crazy, happy, spiritual and all kinds of experiences. USA, see you in a year!! <3