365 Challenge: Day 201 – Celebration

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Celebration: (a) hotel where we are staying in Orlando and (b) a big party


I still can’t believe I’m on day 12 of a 15 day vacation and finding things to post about! Today the 365 Daily Challenge word is celebration — for two reasons. Our friends are getting married this evening at the Bohemian Hotel Celebration (Autograph Collection) in Celebration (Orlando) Florida. It’s a celebration on so many levels. I was surprised to learn that this town (Celebration) was built by Disney about thirty years ago and is actually an entire town full of life and fun — yes, an entire town. I knew Disney was huge down here, but this is even more intense. I’m excited to check it out this morning and afternoon before the wedding this evening. Later today, I will wear a bowtie and suspenders (wedding attire selected for us — never wore either before — this will be amusing), and we will run around town taking hilarious and memorable photos in a bunch of very cool spots. I probably won’t have those pictures for a few days/weeks, but we’ll take some before we go to the wedding (small, less than 30 of us) so you can see how silly I will probably look! And then tomorrow begins two days in the Disney parks. Can’t wait to get this Celebration started.


Lake our hotel sits beside


Pool over the lake


Hotel Room


Interesting birds following us around

Thanks for all the comments and feedback. Looking forward to catching up with everyone when I return early next week. Have a great weekend.


About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.


29 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 201 – Celebration

    BrizzleLass said:
    September 29, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    I love those pictures and I am loving the image of you in that outfit running around Orlando taking photos! Can’t wait to see those! While you’re doing that I’m going clubbing for the first time in a decade so who knows what kind of trouble I’ve let myself in for! 😂

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    theloyalbritwit said:
    September 29, 2017 at 10:10 AM

    Sounds like you’ve got a great time ahead for you and W, Jay! 😄 ENJOY IT! I’m also super impressed you’ve managed to post while away on vacation. Have a blast during your celebration, okay? I’m okay being jealous because these pictures and little updates are sooo worth it. 😅🎉😃

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    cwhiteweb said:
    September 29, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    These are beautiful pictures!
    Have fun with the bowtie tonight. And we (me, really) insist on seeing those posted 😀

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    scr4pl80 said:
    September 29, 2017 at 11:16 AM

    Sounds like a wonderful time. You sure have packed this vacation to the max with activities and fun things. Congrats on managing the posts as well. All I have to do is take a picture a day and sometimes I get behind with that!

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    foodzesty said:
    September 29, 2017 at 11:36 AM

    Have a good weekend!! 🙂

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    Roda said:
    September 29, 2017 at 11:37 AM

    Have an amazing day!!!

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    Mel Gutiér said:
    September 29, 2017 at 11:57 AM

    I have so much to catch up on!

    Looks and sounds like a fab vaca!

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    Patty said:
    September 29, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    Ohhh can’t wait to see you in your suspenders. lol 😉 I have a friend down there this weekend named Chris, he owns a Salon in NC, wonder if he will be at your friends wedding. His mom Colleen is my moms bestie. That would be wild if you were at the same event. 🙂 Have fun take lots of pictures. 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 29, 2017 at 1:39 PM

      That’s funny. There is a Chris here but he traveled from NY. 🙂 thank you!

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        Patty said:
        September 29, 2017 at 3:14 PM

        Funny! 🙂 I hope you enjoy your last few days.

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    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    Have a great time!! Can’t wait for pictures!!

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    Finding the Calm in Chaos said:
    September 29, 2017 at 7:39 PM

    I love florida!!

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    anne leueen said:
    September 29, 2017 at 9:58 PM

    I think the two birds are Sandhill cranes. I like to see them when we are in Florida. Enjoy the wedding and the Disney!

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    janieleeds said:
    September 30, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    Keep having a great time! Love the photos!

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    Kristin said:
    September 30, 2017 at 11:13 PM

    I’ve been enjoying the updates! Finally finding time to respond to them here but I DO read them from my phone too!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 30, 2017 at 11:21 PM

      No worries. I appreciate it. l’ve read a few of others including yours, but too quickly. I have to catch up when I return.

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        Kristin said:
        September 30, 2017 at 11:42 PM

        Oh I hear you! Ive not been on vacation and I’m so far behind on reading blogs. Life has been chaos here. I keep telling myself I will catch up one day!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        September 30, 2017 at 11:50 PM

        when the stars align, we’ll have free time!

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    Darque Dreamer Reads said:
    October 4, 2017 at 7:06 PM

    Glad you are still having a great, safe vacation!

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