Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Knew Yawk Knitting and then some

Friday was balmy and beautiful for a much-anticipated jaunt to NYC to see Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular.

The day started off in the right direction when we hooked up with a bunch of friends (some planned, some a happy coincidence) on the train, and it just got better and better from there. We started out with Grand Central and Times Square. Then the kids spent a memorable couple of hours skating at Rockefeller Center. We all had fun pointing out so many places that we recognized as we navigated the city blocks.

Got in a little knitting in the sunshine while we waited for the show and munched some snacks from the street vendors. Hooked up with some more friends along the way, did the Stage Door Tour, and then settled in for what is truly a Spectacular show. We loved how they brought in new effects, like a 3D film of Santa flying through NY and over many of the places we had been that day, while still performing the most loved portions from past shows, like the toy soldiers falling like dominoes and of course the famous Rockettes and their eye-high kicks.

Following a raucous dinner, we headed for the 86th floor lookout of the Empire State Building for quite the view and a special birthday song for Jean. Some of us could barely keep one eye open for the train ride home, and we didn't actually get back to our house until 2 a.m., but it was all worth it. That was an awful lot of fun wrapped up in one big, fabulous day! Posted by Picasa


Blogger DesertGirl said...

Oh that looks like SO much holiday fun! I wish we had stuff like that here. There is just nothing like NYC.

And I love the idea that you have a tree at the Wadsworth. Very cool. And those Temari balls are calling my name. I nver heard of them before, but I think I'd enjoy doing them.

Thanks for the inspiration!

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