I am so behind in writing up my recap post from BEA but I honestly have to say that I am physically and mentally burned out from the trip. I always have a problem with re-entry back into a normal life. Does anyone else encounter this problem?
I think we are all so high on adrenaline and the excitement of NYC/BEA and lack of sleep that we don’t really realize it at first but it hits on the way back home or even at home.
Anyways lets get on with these recap posts shall we.
Day one is literally spent traveling. If you travel with me you will discover that I try to get pre-boarding and I always manage to get it. Its not that I don’t like standing in lines but when the line is super long I like to take advantage of a service if its available and it always is.
We pulled out of the Montreal train station at about 10:30 am. The train was packed like it always is and I think its because it was memorial day weekend and everyone was traveling. Thankfully the train ride to NYC was uneventful and we arrrived in NYC roughly around 9pm. We even breezed through customs without a huge delay.
I should mention that I was traveling with Laura from Library of Clean Reads and i Read Book Tours and her friend Debra and we decided before hand that we were going to share a room.
Our hotel for the next 5 nights was going to be Hotel Pennsylvania. I plan on doing on review of the hotel sometime this week.
I love the train ride down to New York City because of the scenery so I though I would include some photos I took along the way. I think sunsets are my favorite time of the day.
When ever I travel I tend to over pack and this was no exception. Here is what I had at my seat. I ended up buying various magazines to read (Oprah, Marie Claire, Glamour, People, In Style, Life & Style etc) because they are light and fluffy reads, I brought my iPad as well because there are games and ebooks on that (and I actually ended up using it more then I thought I would) I brought my iPod to listen to music, some snack food (just because buying food on the train tends to get a little expensive), hand sanitizer, mints, charger for phone/iPad/iPod and my BEA notes that I wanted to go through so I could plan out my trip. Not shown in the photo was water, ginger ale, cue cards, pens and business cards. You know I couldn’t go to NYC without bringing my owl tote bag.
What do you bring with you when you travel?
2 thoughts on “BEA Recap This Time Last Week (Day 1)”
Wow, you are prepared. I tend to pack light, but I only take the essentials. But now that I have a kid in tow usually, I have more than I need because there are always unexpected things that happen.
Having kids always makes packing harder because you need things to keep them entertained and such so when I travel alone I tend to go overboard but this time I think I was okay.