DUBLIN, Pa. (CBS) – An 82-year-old Florida woman is fulfilling a lifelong dream of riding cross-country in an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer, thanks to a Bucks County organization that makes dreams come true for senior citizens.
Margarette Kirsch has already ridden Segways, mopeds, even motorcycles. But that 18-wheeler has been elusive to this octogenarian — until now.READ MORE: Morgan Braxton's Stepmother 'Knew Something Was Wrong' Before She Was Allegedly Murdered By Boyfriend Byron McDonald II
The Twilight Wish Foundation, based in Bucks County, Pa., has granted her dream of traveling round-trip to California in the cab of a big rig. She won’t be able to drive because she doesn’t have a commercial license, but she will be riding shotgun.
And she says she plans to enjoy every minute of it.
“What do I expect out this? Meeting a lot of great people, seeing great country, just being me and having a happy, happy time,” she told reporters.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Reveals In-Person High School Graduation Plans For 1st Time Since Pandemic
Kirsch — born and raised in Georgia but now living in Merritt Island, Fla. — plans to meet up with seniors during her travels to let them know that they shouldn’t stop dreaming, because one day their dreams may come true.
The 17-day adventure will take Kirsch and her driver to 27 states, covering more than six thousand miles.
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