“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts."
The rest of that quote is: "Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."
I believe that the trip we made to NYC, the year Lilly was 8, will change her life. For example -- the first time Lilly listened to the music from Hamilton, she LIT UP when she heard the lyrics..."in New York, you can be a new man..."
|She could understand those lyrics because SHE WAS THERE.|
|And she felt the energy of that place.|
|When we did this NYC jigsaw puzzle, Lilly was picking out places we went...|
|She recognized Times Square, and the Staten Island Ferry...|
|Central Park, the carriages, that's where we met Ali...|
|Ali was kind, and gave us a WONDERFUL tour...even though the elements were conspiring against us. Ali helped Lilly count the number of dogs she saw in the park that morning...75 !!|
|She will never forget it.|
|She has a completely different frame of reference now.|
|Remember Lilly's steak dinner at Sardi's?|
|That steak was amazing...|
|Rumor, the German Shepard who won the Westminster Dog Show...|
|Ate the same steak Lilly did!!|
|Oh, yeah...life changing...|