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My trip to GA next week, March 11th - 16th


Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I've mentioned a few times how much I've wanted to take a trip to GA as something positive I really want to happen. I've waivered on it a few times, debating over whether I should or shouldn't go, but with all the negatives happening and about to crash in on my life in the next few months, I decided I needed to do it. It'll be a last real positive before a bunch of horrible negatives happen. Well, I've been planning it like crazy, but now everything is booked and I'll be in GA NEXT WEEK!

For those who wanna know, here's what's happening:
Mon, 11th: flying into Atlanta late evening & staying in cheap hotel near airport
Tue, 12th: picking up sparkfriend SherryGayl at airport & driving to Covington, GA (about 45 mins to the east)
Wed, 13th: touring Vampire Diaries set with www.mysticfallstours.com
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and hopeful I'll have a chance to see some cast members (6th-7th is supposed to start filming of the huge episode that will become the backdoor pilot for The Originals spinoff, and with a typical episode taking 8 weekdays to film, they should be finishing up the episode while I'm there!)
Thu, 14th: no plans so far on this day except resting and watching a new TVD episode in the evening
Fri, 15th: leave Covington, drop off SherryGayl for her trip back home, go back to cheap hotel for a few hours of rest/sleep
Sat, 16th: very early morning flight (depart at 7:30 am!) back home

Anyone who's seen my posts/blogs/etc knows that this is going to be crazy difficult on me. I'm using a walker (at 31 it really sucks), get tired easy, and I'm used to spending a lot of time laying down and resting because of my medical conditions. It's going to be hard, but if I can't push myself to do this, is there anything I would push myself to do? I'm also totally broke and am putting all of this on credit cards (and doing this trip as cheaply as possible), but I've spent my whole life being financially responsible; I'm already facing being homeless and without aid/help/services, so if it's going to happen then I'm gunna be homeless and in debt for something worthwhile! I didn't choose to have to face this many medical issues, I'm losing the battle for aid and services partially because of political battles that are ridiculous, and I'm so sick of taking crap from the world because fate chose to deal me this hand, so I'm going to take a leap of faith and do something good for myself - that's what this trip is about.

If any of my sparkfriends who live in Georgia would like to meet up, let me know! The best days would be evening of the 12th or during the day on the 14th in Covington, if you're a fan of The Vampire Diaries and want to come on the tour on the 13th that would be INCREDIBLE, or if nothing else there's the evening of the 15th in Atlanta (but I'll have already returned the rental car, so no driving around for me). Sherry will be with me and she's awesome so I'm sure we'd all get along.

Sparkfriends, keep your fingers crossed that this tour will go well for me. I've got this planned out pretty darn well, so I'm hoping it'll go smoothly even with my medical issues. (For instance, the hotel in Covington has a mini fridge and microwave so I'll be going to a grocery store to pick up some foods I can eat to try to avoid some Gastroparesis problems by NOT eating in restaurants.) So WISH ME LUCK! Eep!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OBIESMOM2 3/15/2013 11:49AM

    you had good weather while you were here. Some of The Vampire Diaries stuff is on my exercise route.

hope you had fun & that you get home safe & sound

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SPASTASTIC 3/15/2013 2:23AM

    I hope you're having a great time! You'll have to tell us all about the Vampire Diaries set tour! I love that show and wish I could've gone too!

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MOM2ACAT 3/8/2013 3:52PM

    Wishing you all the best, you deserve to have a great time!

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MISSCUS 3/6/2013 10:56PM

    Sheri, thank you for your wise comments today on my blogs!! I appreciate the feedback. You made me feel validated and your comments added to my feelings of motivation. I liked the added info on muscles, etc.
Your blog: I am so pleased for you for going ahead with your plans for TVD excursion. I know you will enjoy it. Kudos, and good move getting your foods from grocery rather than eating in restaurants. Many people feel kind of sick after they eat restaurant food. I do too. It takes my stomach 3 to 4 hours to empty, and if I eat bad food, or fast food, I am in trouble. I am sure the trip will make you somewhat exhausted at times, your enjoyment hopefully will help you gather the energy, and that you feel okay and able to enjoy every last moment.
The financial part, we already know that is hard. But, as you said in your blog, at least it will be fun and so worthwhile. I am happy for you that you decided to go ahead and go. YAY!
I'm still working on the Ellen thing, adding to it every day or two. Maybe they will finally take notice. I have been pasting appropriate bits of your blogs, along with links to them. I pray for you every night. I hope you don't mind that I used a few bits from your blogs. As you know I am retired, and I don't mind spending some of my day's time in an effort to help you get help. I truly wish there was more I could do.
Enjoy that trip, sounds like so much fun for you! I wish I too could meet up with you to go too. I love TVD and, Supernatural which is now my phone screensaver!!

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SHERRYGAYL 3/6/2013 10:46PM

    I have bought my bus ticket and reserved my spot on the tour! emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 3/6/2013 9:32PM

    Have a great trip, Sheri.
I know you will have fun.



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DRAGONCHILDE 3/6/2013 9:15PM

    I would love to try and get together with you; I can't make any promises (my schedule is complicated) but a visit to see my grandparents would not be amiss. :)

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