Imagine 85 degree weather. The sunshine is bright, and your skin is tan. You’re laying under the Florida Sun. You take a sip of your Coca-Cola, and behind your favorite shades, you smile. The palm trees sway. You dangle your feet over the edge of the canal, right next to your perfect house in the perfect location. With your family and grandparents and great-grandmom; the perfect people. This is called paradise, and I am in paradise now!
The last few weeks have been a blast. We traveled to New York City on a Bolt bus, and here is a quick summary: we played lots of basketball at Central Park there, and in general, we spent lots of time in Central Park. We had lots of time with Uncle John, Aunt Gae, and cousins Michael and David. Michael gave me my first Frappuccino! We visited the Tenement Museum, (http://www.tenement.org) the and the Statue of Liberty as well. The video below is a short film by me about New York.
Now we are in the Florida Keys, (Big Pine Key to be exact) having the funnest time. Last night I ate fried fish that we’d caught earlier that day in the ocean. Mmm. After that, we played poker with Mimi, (my great-grandma, so sweet) Mommom (my grand mom) and Pots. (My grand dad.)
I’m just hoping I can make this last as long as I can. I love paradise!
MissyApril 4, 2012
Benjamin – you id a wonderful job of capturing the essence of NYC! Thank you for sharing it with all of us! So glad you have fun – and after a whirlwind trip to NYC you do need a bit of paradise! 🙂
Kim McGuireApril 4, 2012
Tell your Dad – the beginning of that post, I thought you were going into the Witness Protection Program. He’ll explain what that means 🙂
Jo JoApril 4, 2012
Ben, I loved your video – it was awesome. I am so glad you are having a good time. Also loved your choice of music (Coldplay I believe). I have them as one of my Pandora stations. Can’t wait for your next production. Luv ya, Jo
LukilaApril 8, 2012
Sounds like your having a good time. I sure do miss you a lot! 🙂
Jodie HamrickApril 9, 2012
Our family loved this video Benjamin! New York is one of our favorite places to visit! We also think it’s paradise! You did a great job filming and I love the music you chose! “Hi” to all in your sweet family! Keep the videos coming!
Mark GoldsteinApril 11, 2012
Great job on the movie! Carrie and Bob, my wife Sarah is about 14 weeks pregnant and I hope that I can take a trip like this with my child someday. I am enjoying the online updates on your adventure!
CarrieApril 13, 2012
Congratulations on the pregnancy! Godspeed to both of you as you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime – Parenthood! We are two days now in Cusco – it looks to be an amazing city. We are excited for all that lies ahead. Thanks for your interest in our journey.
PatrickApril 11, 2012
Loved the video, BenJamin. Keep on rockin’.
Ed ParkerApril 12, 2012
Ben, what a great video. Looks like you had a great time in NYC! It was fun Skyping with you the other day. Hope you are settling in down in Peru.
CarrieApril 13, 2012
Thanks Ed! Hope you had a nice birthday. We visited a musical instrument maker today. Very cool. Adam and Benjamin may learn some stringed instruments. They may be gigging with you before too long. Yee Haw! We’ll talk again soon. We have lots to share already. Love to you all!
Lehman/Poulos FamilyApril 25, 2012
Wow! Benjamin! Great video. Helped me start my work day right. I’m going to sit the family down tonight and show them that as well as lots of your other posts.
Looks like you’re wearing your parents out from that picture on the Bolt bus.
Things are going well here at home. Nicholas is having fun being part of the Reynolds HS tennis team. Yesterday he got to miss school for a tournament at T C Roberson, and they ate lunch at Chic Fil A (don’t know how to spell that).
You look like you’re really enjoying the trip. Did you go to the wax museum? Was that really Morgan Freeman or a life size cutout?