Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Big NEWS(ies) in the Big Apple

Extra! Extra!
After Loooooong wait third daughter finally has her day in the Big City!
For Christmas, Leeli got tickets to see Mary Poppins on Broadway.  A few weeks after the New Year, I received an email telling us the show was being canceled in early March.  It was heartbreaking.  We decided to see the show Newsies instead.  What a GREAT substitute! I think we're both really glad it ended up being Newsies.
I rekindled my love affair with the theatre.
She fell in love with Broadway.
(She might want to sing and dance there when she gets older.)
Unlike the experience with Mesquite, we stayed on the 22nd floor of a fine hotel on Sixth Avenue with a view of Bryant Park.
Speaking of views; like Rooney, we were enchanted by Times Square.
Of course there was shopping. Window shopping in the city is the best. Fifth Avenue.  Are you kidding me? There's something there for EVERYONE.
It also happened to be
St. Patrick's Day weekend.
O'Malley!! There were a lot of green
(and rowdy)
people roaming the streets.
Just past Rockefeller Plaza at Fifth Avenue, we stumbled upon the big New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade; right there at the world famous St. Patrick's Cathedral (which was under construction). Bagpipes, Irish Music, Men in Kilts... just so festive and fun.
When in New York, you must eat cheesecake.
 If it's not a law,
it should be.
 It was an EXCELLENT weekend with a most excellent daughter.
 We're already wondering when we'll go back...


LL said...

Sounds like a good trip, I'm especially happy you stayed in a nice hotel. :-)

Jo Jo said...

SUPER fun! Did you drive? Would love to see that parade!

shirlgirl said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend for the both of you. Glad you had such a fun time.

Annie said...

Oh, this brought back happy memories. If I can't go there, I can live vicariously through you. Looks like a fabulous trip!

Alana said...

I am dying of jealousy here. Newsies is one of my favorites and cheesecake to boot! Oh my, that looks like a fun weekend.

Janssen said...

I would really like to see Newsies :)

Doran & Jody said...

Ah...I wish you were my mom.