Roberts Family

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Edward Roberts: 1/14/1957 - 6/16/2008

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Heidi,

Timothy and I want to thank you so much for our trip to New Jersey. We really appreciate the generosity of the individual and corporate sponsors/donors who helped make our trip a reality. We were treated like royalty throughout the entire trip. It meant so much to us.

Park N Fly Plus valet parking was extremely nice. It was reassuring to know our car was safe while we were on our trip and to be shuttled to and from the parking area was a bonus with all our luggage! We also appreciated the bags with all the goodies in them.

Air Tran personnel were extremely nice. We were upgraded to business class (first row bulkhead seats) so Timothy’s first airplane flight was a very special treat indeed. He got the best window seat on the airplane! The stewardesses were so friendly, too!

Our rental car was extremely nice that Enterprise Car Rental provided for us. The manager provided a wonderful (almost brand new) car. It drove like a dream and was great on gas. Other personnel went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure our stay was great.

The Holiday Inn in East Windsor, New Jersey was very spacious and beautiful. We had a wonderful room and enjoyed seeing members of a wedding party having such a good time while we were there. Timothy had fun playing games on the computer in the lobby. We also loved the beautiful fountain outside.

Finally, Six Flags outdid themselves with the VIP Off Road Adventure Tour and the Guided Theme Park Tour. As you will see from the photos, we had a wonderful time. We learned so much about all the animals at the Wild Safari. Even African animals don’t like our heat and humidity! It was amazing to watch the bears, not to mention the giraffes, baboons, elephants and many other animals. Our guide for the Off Road Adventure Tour was Eddie. He made sure we stayed safe and had many surprises in store for us. It definitely made a difference to have such a knowledgeable guide and it was a lot more fun than just driving through the park. Plus we got to feed the animals – what fun!

Peter was our tour guide for the park. Timothy had a great time riding the rides and playing the games. I enjoyed the hydrotherapy and games, too. The cabana was a very welcome sight. Peter made sure we stayed hydrated and kept our adventure going non-stop. We enjoyed meeting all of the characters. Batman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman were up close and personal. Who could forget the dolphins? We loved the show. The trainers were so friendly and we had a good time getting our picture made them. Peter was very patient taking pictures of us as we got to hug them. They are such talented, gentle creatures.

All in all, it was a spectacular time. Once again, we can’t say “thank you” enough to everyone who made this trip possible. It was the one thing that our family looked forward to while Ed went through chemotherapy and radiation last year. Although we wished he’d lived to be with us on the trip, we know he was there in spirit.

Marilyn Roberts