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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flying Away To New York To Experience John Mayer

Pinch me. Yes, I still can't believe I won the John Mayer Fly Away Contest from the Cities 97 radio station. Many of my friends were in disbelief when they heard my voice on the radio. Brian Oake radio personality in the Twin Cities asked me live on the radio who I would bring with me to New York.  Those of you who know me knew what my answer would be. I screamed in delight " Brian, I am bringing my identical twin sister of course." My answer got Brian Oake and Keri Noble laughing. I mean really?  Two twins from the Twin Cities winning a trip to New York from the Cities 97.  Tongue in cheek intended here.

I am thrilled to say the least and have been getting tips from many who have been in New York. If you have any fun ideas that are low in cost, please let me know. This was one of the wishes on my bucket list for many reasons.

  1. My late father John Anthony Rogers lived in New York as a young business man. He always wanted to take my twin sister Linda and I there but his health was failing and we never were able to do it.
  2. My twin sister Linda and I were invited to sing at Carnegie hall with our college choir but could not afford the trip. 
  3. I have always wanted to see the tourist attractions. Wee Hee------
We will only have a day to be there before going to the concert to hear John Mayer live as he sings " Born and Raised:." We will be at the legendary production studio called  "The Electric Lady" Studio the evening we fly out, so I need your ideas since we won't have much time there. 

I feel like a little girl again I am so thrilled to see John Mayer and New York City. What a gift I have been given and I know without a doubt it was meant to be. I just coordinated a memorial benefit/auction for a dear friend this past week that lived the last 12 years in New York.. I know Steve that you helped me win this trip and I thank you. Because I was so busy with his auction and coordinating volunteers, this is my first time writing about this wonderful win. I know Steve will be our angel out there in New York City. 

God is good.

Have a lovely night. I know I will.

Love and Light



    This sounds like great fun.

    going to NYC tomorrow because of a blog post and I was invited. You're right God is good right now. :-)

  2. Peggy,
    Wow, incredible your going there today. Please let me know what I should do there if you have the time.

  3. Have a wonderful time! Ride the ferry around New York Harbor where you can see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It's always a thrill to see it and experience what millions of others did when they first saw the statue. Take lots of pictures and blog, blog, blog when you get back :)

  4. Oh this is so exciting for you and your twinner!! I can't wait to see all the pictures. My one HUGE piece of advice is to take lots and lots of pictures!! Be sure to enjoy yourselves thoroughly and have a lot of fun!!

    Cheers, Jenn.

  5. Anonymous15/5/12 13:52

    I really can't think of anybody who deserved to win this trip more than you, Laura! You do so much for others. Have a great time! I'll be in N.Y. in July for the first time. I only have a few days there also. What to do! What to do! I think I'll just stand there in Times Square, look around and go "Wow!"

  6. I am a native New Yorker - so cool that you are seeing john mayer!!! I LOVE him. I like loverofwords suggestion to ride the ferry, but I'd go one step further and take the Circle Line tour around the entire island of Manhattan - so many great views and a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.

  7. real people really win these things I hear on the radio? Cool! NYC is the best city in the world. Have a blast!

  8. WOW, how exciting!! Congratulations!


  9. Anonymous20/5/12 03:15

    OH WOW HOW EXCITING..of course we want an updated blog with pics!! woohoo!!

  10. Anonymous21/5/12 14:52

    This is SO cool! I saw the pic of you two on your Facebook page--happiness for sure!! :O)

  11. Thanks Word Nerd, glad you saw the pic.