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Where Did I Go Instead of New York City?! | + The Coolest Experience of My Life

I have to preface this post by saying this: I am so lucky. I pray to God every night and ask him what I did to deserve this life I have. The truth is – I don’t deserve any of this! I don’t deserve to have amazing parents who work their asses off for our family. I don’t deserve to be able to experience all these amazing things at the age of 20. I just don’t. However, I am so thankful. I am thankful for every opportunity I have, for every opportunity my family has worked for, and I am thankful to have the opportunity to work hard myself and for my future kids to give them the life I had.

As I have said a million times, my blog is my diary. Sure, my very public diary, but it’s still my little piece of the internet. I wasn’t sure if I was going to post this post or these photos. But to be honest, this was a once in a lifetime experience that I don’t know when the next time I will get to do. So I want to document it on my blog. So if this isn’t something you are into that is okay – but if you would like to know the story and find out where I am, keep reading!

So let’s rewind a little. The last few months we have been planning an amazing trip to New York City, we were all set to fly out to Knoxville, Tennessee to meet up with the wonderful family we are going with (who, by the way, are also some of the most hard working and genuine people I have ever met), then we were going to fly through ATL then to NYC! If you have been watching the news, you probably can guess that we did not make it to New York City haha! The weather is insane and it just was not safe to fly.

So the day we were set to leave (Thursday), all of our flights kept getting cancelled, but at this point we still hadn’t given up hope. Because – yes, while everyone is avoiding the storms us crazies were trying to figure out how to still get to New York. The parents on the trip decided to look into flying private. This is because sometimes commercial airlines cancel flights because they have other flights they want to prioritize instead. It is sort of hard to explain, but they don’t always just cancel flights because the weather is “too bad,” they have to make a decision which flights they want to keep in the lineup and which can get delayed and which can get canceled all based off logistics. So they were hoping if they flew private we could still get to New York. Keep in mind, we had all already booked and paid in advance for hotels, restaurants, museum tours, tickets to a broadway shows, etc. It just made the most sense to try to get there.

We ended up getting our money back for our cancelled flights and we made it to the private airport. Let me tell you, I have NEVER flown private in my life. Nor did I ever think this would happen! It was honestly all a blur, the amazing flight crew, the beautiful plane, it was a dream! A dream I did not deserve! Our captain came up to us and announced it was pretty much impossible at this point to get to New York or anywhere around it, the weather really was effecting the runways and it wouldn’t have been safe. So we had a decision to make, and since we already had a plane we decided to fly somewhere else…

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| Pink Faux Fur Coat (mine is sold out, similar here, here, here & here) | Mom Jeans (55% off and more sizes here for 40% off) | Sweater | Velvet Sneakers (ONLY $12 and so comfy – come in three colors) |

So we made the random decision to fly to…VEGAS! I am such an oddball because I have loved Vegas my whole life, even though it is definitely an adult town. Growing up we would stop in Vegas on layovers sometimes and stay the night here, my parents would take my sisters and I to all the different casinos and we would go “ice cream” hopping and try ice cream in every casino! It was always so fun and so memorable. The decision was ultimately made because there is so much to in Vegas; shopping, eating, shows, aquariums, animals, you name it!

I am so blessed to be here. And I am so blessed we even had the chance to go anywhere else after our flights kept getting cancelled to our original destination! A huge thanks to my amazing parents and the family we came with. This is definitely an experience that I will never forget!

*Also shout out to my little sis who got these shots of me walking on the plane, I just couldn’t play it cool and needed to get a few pics haha!

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  • Jessica

    January 9, 2018 at 12:06 am

    What an amazing and cool experience. Love your cute sweater too dear.

    Jessica |

    1. laurenlindmark

      January 15, 2018 at 9:57 am

      Thanks gal 🙂

  • Katelyn Chef

    January 8, 2018 at 7:36 am

    sounds so fun–what a cozy-cute sweater, Lauren-Katelyn/ @katelynchef
    happy monday.

    1. laurenlindmark

      January 8, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Thanks girly!

  • Katie

    January 6, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    It sounds like you had an amazing experience! That’s so cool you were able to fly in a private plane!

    1. laurenlindmark

      January 8, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Thanks Katie! It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience! Super cool!!

  • Alexa McLain

    January 6, 2018 at 10:55 am

    That is such a great experience!! My family’s business actually owns a plane so every now and then I get to fly private and it is such a fun experience every time!! One time we actually flew through a rainbow and you could see it loop up over the plan and back down through the clouds!! SO freaking cool!! The plane you flew on is a jet and I have yet to experience that but hopefully, I do one day! Shoutout to your parents working hard and keeping you humble! there are so many people that would not have had the same humble reaction as you!! Have fun in Vegas girlie!!

    1. laurenlindmark

      January 8, 2018 at 11:14 am

      Aww thanks Alexa that means a lot! So cool that you get to fly private sometimes!! I have never heard of anyone flying through a rainbow! That seriously sounds amazing!!

  • Megan

    January 5, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Have fun your Insta stories look like soon much fun! Flying private once is on my bucket list, and it looked like you had a blast on the plane and that the trip was super enjoyable. Looking forward to reading how your trip goes! Hope you have fun.

    megan |

    1. laurenlindmark

      January 8, 2018 at 11:15 am

      Thanks Megan!! It was sooo fun!

  • Emma

    January 5, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Oh my gosh how fun!! Flying private has been a dream of mine, but is it more turbulent than regular flights?? That stuff freaks me the hell out. Have a blast in Vegas- I went in October and had the time of my life! Where are y’all staying?

    Emma | Seeking the South

    1. laurenlindmark

      January 8, 2018 at 11:16 am

      Ah it was so cool! It actually didn’t feel more turbulent than a commercial flight, but take off and landing was a little more scary haha! Did you go for fall break?! We stayed at the Bellagio!

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