Friday, February 19, 2010

In The Big Apple with Big Al

On my birthday last year I was 8 gigantic months pregnant and all I really wanted was a glass of wine... and to be un-pregnant.  So, imagine my surprise when Alan gave me tickets to a Broadway show of my choice!  I assumed he meant a local show... nope.  He meant an actual trip to Broadway!  How cool!  I knew immediately that I wanted to see Mary Poppins.

This was my first trip to New York and we had a blast! The weather did threaten our departure but we made it out on time.  The city greeted us with snow plowed streets, clear skies, and frigid temperatures.
I donned my best Texas accent and ventured out to play tourista!
I was surprised by all the nice people we met.

Hanging out at Cello Wine Bar. Really nice people and great wine!

We went to the Met to take in some art and culture.  The Bronzini exhibit was really interesting.  Some of the other art... well, you'll have to decide for yourself.

My Auntie had a ceramic relica of this.

Aboriginal "art" or porno?

I took this picture especially for Heather.  I thought she would enjoy the dancing child!

We took a stroll through Central Park... yes, those are high heels.

And made a quick stop in Rockefeller Center

We simply could not have done Valentine's Day in NYC without going to The Empire State Building for a kiss!  We paid homage to Cary Grant and all the other love stories that include that beautiful backdrop.

Then, we rounded off the trip with Mary Poppins. 
It was, and please excuse the obvious adjective, supercalifragilisticexpealidious!

What a fantastic trip!  The only two things that could have made it any better were if Julie Andrews herself was playing the role of Mary Poppins and if my Mariposa peeps could have been there with us to enjoy the performance.
Thanks, Pie! I loved every minute!


Grita said...

And I loved every minute of keeping and spoiling those sweet babies. We are counting the days till your next trip. Very happy a good time was had by all.

Ainzley's Mom said...

Awesome pictures. Loved the dancing child, not so much the butt crack in the background. We enjoyed our staycation with Campbell and Stratton too! I am not sure Campbell was ready for it to end :)

Campbell's House said...

Grita- They had a blast and Miss Martinez & Dot will attest to the fact that they did come home even more spoiled!

Hootie- You know you loved the butt crack and Campbell was NOT ready to come home!

Milo and Joey Good said...

what a cool trip! so glad you're blogging again!

Colette said...

Ok, now I am officially the last person on this earth that has not been to NY...seeing these pics makes me want to dive right, not the lovely butt crack but the big apple :)

Branalyn said...

LOL and here I thought the crack was the reason you took the picture!