O is for Old

Lara Spencer, Good Morning America, April 17, 2012opens IMAGE file

Lara Spencer and Paparazzi, Good Morning America, April 17, 2012

Whew! I’ve gotta be honest, I’m beat but know I made a commitment to participate in the opens in a new windowBlogging from A to Z Challenge (more so to myself) so here I am. I began this post at 9:45 p.m. and although I’m ready to crawl into bed, I’m thinking of something witty to say related to the letter “O.”

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View of Columbus Circle, New York City, April 17, 2012

After hitting the street at 6 a.m. today and rolling in around 9 p.m., the only thing I could think of was, “Am I too old for this?”

“This” is in reference to my job in tourism public relations. Granted, every day isn’t like this week in New York City, although every day is something different. I’m mentally drained, my dogs are barking and my comfy hotel bed is calling my name.

In addition to attending today’s function and following up on office work I…

Thought It’d Be A Great Idea to Show Up at the Good Morning America Set at 6:45 a.m.

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Good Morning America's Sam Champion Chats with the Audience, April 17, 2012

Got to See Julie Louis-Dreyfus (She was promoting VEEP – her new show on HBO)

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Good Morning America, April 17, 2012

Smelled the Spring Flowers in Central Park (at least I think that’s what I smelled.)

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Spring Flowers in Central Park, April 17, 2012

Met up with My Friend Cordelia…

Who always knows where to find the off-the-beaten path things to do and experience. Be sure to visit her blog, opens in a new windowCordelia’s Journeys for reflective posts and amazing photography.

Admired the New World Trade Center Building

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New World Trade Center Building, April 17, 2012

Couldn’t Pose on the Steps Where Some Law & Order Episodes Have Been Filmed (Vanity Fair hosted the opening party for the Tribeca Film Festival.)

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Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival Function, April 17, 2012

Was Wowed by New York by Gehry Building (Light dances off the building.)

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New York by Gehry (Residence Building), April 17, 2012

Gained a New Appreciation for Street Art (Yes, I do believe that’s Tom Hanks’ head on a dog’s body.)

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New York City Street Art, April 17, 2012

Watched Some of the Chinese Community Play Games in Columbus Park

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Columbus Park, NYC, April 17, 2012

Reflected at African Burial Ground National Monument(Which dates back to the 1600s.)

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African Burial Ground National Monument, NYC, April 17, 2012

Oh yeah, in addition to the lunchtime work function, enjoyed some delicious bites for dinner.

In short, I’m a little tuckered and feeling old but know after a few hours of sleep, I’ll be able to do it all over again.

So tell me, how was your day?

This post is part of the opens in a new window2012 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Check back daily for a different letter!

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Author: Jenn

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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7 Comments

  1. I am tired just reading it! If you have time there was a wine bar called Ayza? I think that had the most delicious dessert flight of 6 truffles and two dessert wines.

  2. Hello,

    I feel the same way! What was I thinking, 26 posts in a row???? I think this is my new favorite blog! I will definitely be back to see what you dream up for the other letters, and to read more of your lovely writing.

    I am doing the A to Z Challenge as well. Take a peek at my blog too if you get a chance!

    Best,
    MOV
    http://wordcut.blogspot.com

  3. Hmm, I’ll see if I can find it; I go home tomorrow. Forgot to mention other than the subway home last night – I walked ALL day!

  4. Wonderful … photo’s of a very special city. Going back next year for my 65th birthday on 11.09. So it’s going to be a very special visit – that I wanted to do for some years – and when I won 2x 1 class ticket over FB with British Airways – nothing can stop me. Can’t wait. Thanks for giving you view of the Big Apple

  5. Wow, such a busy day! Hehe

  6. Wow! Congrats on winning the tickets! You’ll have an amazing time for your birthday, it’s such a wonderful city, always something different and new to do. I’ve yet to see a Broadway show, though. Next time.

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