With that being said, all the posts this week, leading up to my nineteenth birthday on May 1st, 2016, will be all flavored around my birthday celebration!
For my twenty-fourth Memory Monday, I am going to write about the best non-Disney birthday moment for me. I am going to write about something very special to me. I am going to write about when we took a Boat Trip, at night, around the city, for my 14th Birthday.
Please, let me set the scene for the atmosphere surrounding my fourteenth birthday. It was 2011, and I was just a month and a half away from graduating the eighth grade from Sacred Heart School, and was four months away from starting high school at Kellenberg. I was scared of losing some of my friends, and was a little worried about starting high school. I was class president back at SHS, and we were having a big concert that week, so I was a little stressed out too.
My birthday that year was on a Sunday, like it is this year also. My mother and father thought it would be nice if we took a trip into the city, got my favorite food, Shake Shack, (because remember, the Shake Shack out on the Island near the Roosevelt Field mall didn't open until 2013), and do some sightseeing, because I always loved the city.
We got in, went to the Shake Shack around the corner from Times Square, and ate it in the car. Then we went downtown to the South Street Seaport, and took a boat ride around the city, (See I have said it before, and I will say it again, every post can tie into everything else on the blog. Those other two Turnstile NYC Thursdays, XI and XV, were written from experience!) When it got dark and all the city lights came out, the entire boat was asked if they had any birthdays on that day. No one raised their hands, but my parents had asked if they could sing to me without my knowledge.
Then, after instruction from the tour guide on the boat, everyone on the top deck, in front of the city that I love, in front of the Statue of Liberty, sung Happy Birthday to me. It was one of the coolest moments of my life, bar none! This wasn't like people half-assed singing to you in a crowded Cheesecake Factory, this was the big time!
After we got off of the boat, we thanked the man, gave him a nice tip of ten bucks, and then we went down to Wall Street to see Federal Hall and Trinity Church and the Charging Bull Statue, (you know all good things, that I would never write about!) Then we went home, and went to sleep on a great birthday night.
I have always remembered that moment, and I will cherish it for the rest of my life. It just goes as another example of what my parents have done for me, to give me the best life possible!
I hope you all enjoyed reading this post, and are someday able to experience this for yourself!
Have you ever had a boat full of people sing Happy Birthday to you? Did you think that this was a nice Memory to have for one of my previous Birthdays? Would you want this to happen to you too?
Quotes of the Day: "Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." - Coco Chanel
"No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work." - Hosea Ballou
"Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself." - Soren Kierkegaard