Riding the train to New York City is wonderful. I love the 3 hours sitting in a comfortable seat (there is so much more leg room than on airplanes) and the free wifi is a huge bonus.
The trouble I have with trains, however, is that I have this odd tendency to miss them. Yesterday, I missed not one but both trains going to and from home and New York City, making my long day trip insanely long. It’s a long story and only partially due to my recent habit of waiting til the last minute to do things. Ahem.
Luckily, once I got to NYC and met up with Sue from My Home Wellingtontown, I had a fabulously exciting day.
After a cab ride with a cab driver who wasn’t familiar with the Plaza Hotel (what?!), we enjoyed a beautiful lunch and then a stroll around the Plaza. Then we hopped in another cab to the Gershwin Theater to see WICKED.
Oh, what a fabulous show! Other than the very limited leg room and a few too many candy wrappers making noise (no, I am NOT complaining…), the show was inspiring, moving, entertaining, and altogether fantastic. I’ve been singing the songs all day.
The 2 1/2 hours at Wicked was up too soon, and Sue and I headed out for a walk around the streets of New York.
Before heading back on my train, Sue and I stopped at the Marriott Hotel near Times Square for a light snack. When we ordered key lime pie (a very appropriate Emerald City dessert, don’t you think?) we didn’t expect something so tiny and cute…..but they sure did taste good. I refrained from ordering two more for myself.
This next picture is a surprise to Sue. She didn’t know I was playing stalker from the floor above on my way to the ladies’ room. I kind of liked the result, though I did feel like the whole hotel was looking at me as I leaned my massive camera over the railing to take a shot of the woman sitting alone at the cafe…
After I missed my second train, I had a few hours to kill, so I walked around Madison Square Garden a little more and enjoyed the first colors I’d seen in the sky all day. I also enjoyed watching all of the hockey fans arrive for the big game that night. Boy…I really was feeling stalker-esque yesterday, wasn’t I?
Have you seen WICKED on stage? What did you think? Were you as blown away as I was?
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