A quick trip to the city that I can’t get enough of is New
York. I have
been a few times now so I know my way around.
But when Andrea is your guide, I realize she knows NY like the back of
her hand. The thing that I have never done
before is to experience NY without using the Subway. I couldn’t believe we only walked everywhere
we went. The trick is that you only stay
in Midtown! We only stayed for 3 days,
but it was just the right amount to get my NY fix. Love this town, and my guide!
We were able to be on the Late Show with David Lettermen,
which was pretty much the highlight of the trip. Not only was it an iconic place to visit, but
the guest that night was like getting a lucky lottery ticket…Our guest was
George Clooney! How lucky are we?? We stood in line for stand by tickets, which
we were interviewed for. We were told
that they would call us if we made the cut.
As we were walking around, we got the call that told us when to show up
and the secret word to ensure our passage.
We stayed in line for about 2 hours before the show, and we didn’t find
out who the guest was until we were sitting down in the theatre. They told us it would be cold, so we brought
our jackets. For stand by seats, we were
extra lucky to get middle seats about 3 rows back from the stage. What a fun experience.
We also were able to go on the Anderson Cooper show. It was taped overlooking Columbus
view was worth the wait for 2 hours to get seated. Anderson Cooper was wonderful as
We tried our luck for a 3rd time at “The View.” When we arrived we were number 3 and 4 in the stand by line. After they seated all the ticket holders,
they came out and excused everyone in the stand by list that was higher than
5. We were excited because we were sure
they were going to seat us. Then they
broke the news that there weren’t ANY seats left. We kind of sulked that we spent an hour in
line freezing like crazy to only be turned away. We promised next time we came back, we would
make it on The View!
For the rest of the trip we hit up 2 Broadway shows, “Chicago”
and the “Adams Family” both were great,
although I was surprised how good the Adams Family was. Brooke Shields was the star.
Not bad for a few days in NY. I can’t wait until next time!
Josh starts club ball with the Arizona Grinders. Mike found a team out of Chandler
that Josh’s cousin Clark had played for. They were assembling a 7u team and they had
the first try outs and Josh made the team.
He loves his Grinders so much that he mostly wears his jersey every
day. They are so cute acting like the
big boys! Go Grinders!
Quick Staycation at Arizona Grand. We had dinner at Rustlers Roost, HikeSouthMountain and floated in the LazyRiver! We definitely
want to make this an annual tradition to celebrate the beginning of school!
First Day of School at BenjaminFranklinCharterSchool Brett is in 6th grade (11 Years) and Josh is
starting 2nd Grade (7 years). Last year
for Brett in Elementary School. Last year of them both going to the same school. I can't believe it!! Have fun
boys, you will do great!!
Pioneer Day in Snowflake is our annual vacation. Every year we get together with the Ballard
family and have a bar b que on Friday with Jalepeno hamburgers! The Saturday festivities start in the
morning. Brett runs in a 5k marathon,
then at 9:00 am we line up for the
pioneer parade, then lunch at the church, then off to the car show and
arts and craft fair in the afternoon. In
the evening, we have a Rodeo and fireworks.
What a fun tradition!