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I think this may be my lightest week of posting… ever. I apologize for dropping the ball (please feel free to assure me that you’ve all been devastated) but I have some pretty good excuses. Since returning to New York my life has been a non-stop whirlwind of jetlag, reverse culture shock (I take back everything I said about it not existing), attending the New York Times Travel Show, running errands, and a revolving door of appointments meeting up with friends and friends. It’s been amazing.

One thing I made time to do was visit the 911 Memorial. As long-term readers may remember I struggled this year with being away from New York on the 10 year anniversary of that infamous day. I felt like I finally set things right with myself by visiting.

September 11th Memorial

The day was overcast and grey, which wasn’t the best for photos. But these pictures mean so much to me I couldn’t not make one of them Photo of the Week. For those that want to visit the memorial themselves, I highly recommend Leslie from Downtown Traveler’s post about the memorial.

September 11th Memorial

I’m heading upstate to my hometown of Albany this week where I plan to get back into my regular blogging routine. Expect a deluge of posts about my family’s Thailand trip recaps as well as readjusting to life in New York!

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  • charu
    March 4 2012

    Hey! I wanted to drop you a line saying it was terrific to meet you, and I will definitely be tapping into your expertise for Thailand. Glad you got to visit the memorial–it’s very powerful.
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    • Alex
      March 6 2012

      Hi Charu! So fun to meet with you and chat through that very boring seminar 🙂 Contact me any time about Thailand, I obviously love to talk travel!

  • John
    March 4 2012

    What a beautiful, moving memorial. I wanted to visit it the last time I was in the city but it was opening weekend the the wait to see it was just too long. Next time I go back though it is definitely on the top of my list. Thanks for sharing.
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    • Alex
      March 6 2012

      John, I had heard the lines we crazy and it was hard to get in so I dutifully reserved my spot online and expected big crowds. When I got there they were letting in standby people and the security line was less than 15 minutes. I did go mid-week months after it opened so I guess that’s the sweet spot!

  • Cat
    March 4 2012

    What am I supposed to read if you’re not posting like usual?! Just kidding. 🙂 I’m actually kinda behind on my blog reading so thanks for giving me a chance to do a little catch up.
    Cat recently posted..Autumn at the Beach

    • Alex
      March 6 2012

      Hm, yes, I should have framed it that way! I wasn’t slacking off, I was giving my readers some extra time that I knew via ESP that they needed! Thanks for the reframe 🙂

  • Lauren
    March 4 2012

    At first I read that as “my LAST week of posting.” Woosh, what a relief!

    • Alex
      March 6 2012

      No danger of that here! I can’t imagine the day when I’ll want to stop running my motor mouth, er, motor fingers? 🙂 I’m here to stay!

  • Dad
    March 5 2012

    If we are to pick one of the two photos I would go for the top one. The fountain is in the foot print of the north tower and you have the base of the new Freedom Tower, that will 1,776 feet high, that is nearing completion. Lots of symbols in this photo.

    • Alex
      March 6 2012

      I am very interested to keep visiting the site as it changes and grows! I especially want to come back once the museum is opened. At the moment it is a “preview site” and it definitely has that feel.

  • Karen a Opalka
    March 5 2012

    Welcome back, if only for awhile. Chet and I are pretty faithful to your site. The photos are so well done, as is your writing. I’m too old and out of shape to do some of the things you do, but am very impressed by Kathryn and John participating in everything. The zip line was so cool but the bike ride in Bangkok was scary!!!! Have fun and keep writing! Karen Opalka

    • Alex
      March 6 2012

      Thanks Karen! I appreciate your reading! And yes, I feel pretty lucky to have such cool parents. They are almost always willing to try the crazy things I propose!

  • Zinedine
    March 12 2012

    One day I’ll need to visit this magnificent city – just to be amazed:)

    • Alex
      March 12 2012

      It’s still my favorite city in the world!

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