Tory Pereira- Sepsis Survivor
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Just FYI I will be posting twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays :)
2016 came around, it was a new year and I was ready to start it off right by working a Business Show and Expo. in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was super pumped and excited to work another show! I went last year in July and had an awesome time checking out new glass pipes from, Medicali, Roor, Envy and meeting awesome, down to earth people like Charlie and Dean from Medicali. When we weren’t busy selling our products, we were stunned watching the glassblowers work their magic.
Myself and fellow employees were flying out of Savannah to New York for a layover, then flying to San Diego for the day before we made the beautiful drive to Vegas. This was my first time to both New York and California, and I was visiting both places, on the same trip! I was so excited I could hardly sit still on the plane. I was spending most of my trip in Las Vegas and of course that's always a hoot. The first flight to New York was fairly smooth. We were only there for a layover so it was a short three hour trip packed with adventures.
We walked around the city, amazed at the beautiful skyscrapers and the hundreds of people wearing different unique styles passing us. The city was so dirty; the leftover snow from the snowfall the day prior was as black as night on the edges of the walkway. We walked around the city, and decided to take the subway as it was one thing on our bucket list that we wanted checked off. The subway was so busy, everyone looked important like they had some place to be. In the middle of the subway station was a locally famous burger joint we came across, so we ate delicious cheeseburges before heading back to the airport to board the plane to California.
Finally, this was what I had been waiting for! I've always wanted to go to California to see the beautiful people, gorgeous beaches, and be in the mix of the happy vibes that Cali has to offer. When we got there it was nighttime, so the one thing we had on our mind was food. We went to the Cheesecake Factory and I ate delicious seafood pasta followed by great conversation.
The next day when we woke up, Morgan and I went to the gym. She lifted weights and I practiced a peaceful yoga session. After our workout, we built up an appetite decided to go to Joe’s Crab Shack. Rick and I split a huge low country boil filled with shrimp, crab legs, mussels, corn, and sausage--my absolute favorite!
After we ate we wanted to keep exploring and spent the rest of the day at the beach. Oddly enough, but this was one of the most windy days San Diego had seen in a very long time. It was so windy when Morgan and I would try to stand on the cliffs it would almost blow us off like leaves on a tree.
We wanted to stay on the beach but it was so windy we decided to get a drink at a dive bar by the cliffs. The locals were telling us how unusual it was for the weather to be extremely windy and sprinkling showers of rain off and on all day. We were supposed to leave for Vegas that day but we decided to stay in San Diego for one more night...Why not right?
New York (left)/ San Diego (right) Morgan (left)/ Tory (right)
We were never on the West Coast and we were loving every minute in California! That was the last conversation I remember having on January 31, 2016. I don’t remember that night at all and that was the night that changed my life forever.
Once again the support means everything, words cannot describe! Be looking for my next post on Monday. God Bless, see y’all then!
Peace and love!