Abi Everywhere
Discovering the world ... one country at a time
Wishes and dreams

These are just some random thoughts I had this morning:


I have seen Chimney Rock, NC.

I have seen the waves of Ocracoke splash on the beach.

I have seen all I can of the Battleship North Carolina.

I have spent nine years from birth in Wilmington, NC.

I want to see all I can of the Intrepid in New York City.

I want to see everything I can from the observatory of the Empire State building.

I want to see everything I can from the crown windows on the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.

I want to go the statue of Balto in Central Park.  (see above)

I want to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

I want to go see where the twin towers were.

I want to go to Times Square.

I want to see everything I can in London, England.

I want to go and settle the Palestinian Territory’s problems.

I want to try and settle anything I can in the United States, like our weird border problems. I don’t get them.

I want to go to Grenada and live on Sandy Island – I’d have my own clubhouse, my own section of beach and my own library.

I want to go see the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

More to come ...

2006-10-06 17:32:17 GMT
Comments (4 total)
Hey Abi,

I really loved this blog! It is your best one yet!!! I can tell you from personal experience that all of the places that you list wanting to see in New York City are fantastic! There is no place like NYC and there is no art museum anywhere else in the United States that has as much variety as the Met. The last time I went there was 2 years ago when my brother got married. It was the day after President Bush was re-elected to office and I was really bummed but going to the art museum brought my spirits up. I definitely feel that it is my responsibility to also suggest that you go to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in Midtown to see Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. It is my favorite painting and it is breathtaking in person. I know that you will get to all of these places someday and I love the fact that you are giving this so much thought. Maybe one day we'll go to New York together and we'll have a sandwich together at Katz's Deli (my favorite place to eat in Manhattan) and then take the train down to the World Trade Station where the towers once stood...

2006-10-07 15:09:04 GMT
Dear Abi,
I was not sure where to leave my latest remark. I wound up here. Yes, the USA is a wonderful country, as is each country, in its own right. I hope you will be able to fulfill all of your dreams and see all of the places you wish to see. Travel does broaden one's mind. I wish you only the best.

Aunt Elizabeth SJ
--Aunt Elizabeth SJ
2006-10-09 02:21:17 GMT

I love you so much!! I love this blog!!! Its wonderful! Don't ever forget that these are the things that are important to you. Cling to them and don't let them get lost. If you do that, I have no doubt in your mind you will acheieve all that you want and more. I am so very proud of you and I love you so very much!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
2006-10-10 09:40:17 GMT
Dear Abi,

My how you are maturing! It is obvious that you have an understanding beyond your years. There is an expression where you refer to someone young as an "old soul", and you have that kind of perspective, of one who knows a lot for her age.

I am confident that you will visit each of these places that want to go and see. Just the other day my father presented me with some photos from one of the many field trips that he took us on in NYC. (Growing up I lived in northeast NJ, just 15 minutes from Manhattan.) These photos were of my father, my brother, and I in the World Trade Towers. There were photos of us on various floors, in the lobby, and on the roof. It makes me sad that my children will never experience this. My dad also took us to the Statue of Liberty (we were in the torch too), the MET, the Museum of Natural History (my personal favorite), the Bronx Zoo (another of my favorites), the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, and each year we attended the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade until I was 22 years old. I sometimes miss NYC and my family back home.

But I also miss you too. And your dad and mom and sister. It's funny but sometimes you don't realize how fortunate you are to have someone in your life until you cannot see them as much as you'd like to.

In any case, you seem to be having a wonderful time there, and your homeschooling is going very well. Keep up the good work!

Lots of Love,
--Janice Hernandez
2006-10-12 06:05:55 GMT
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