First, we had to GET to New York. Not as easy as it sounds. After a delightful layover in the Baltimore airport, we hopped on our one hour flight to La Guardia. Not only was the flight really bumpy, but we spent 45 minutes circling over LGA due to thunderstorms, then were diverted to Islep. We spent another 45 minutes on the tarmac in Islep, before we finally were allowed to get back in the air and land in La Guardia.
After meeting up w/ Andrew Thomas, we went to dinner @ Tom’s Restaurant (a location you might recognize from Seinfeld).
The next day, Christine & I went to Times Square, FAO Schwartz, Central Park, The Met, and Rockefeller Center. PLUS we won rush tickets to see Wicked!
Me: Is this it? Is this Times Square?
Christine: Nope, I think it’s a couple blocks away.
[We walk about 20 feet]
Me: How about now? Is THIS it?
Christine: Umm…. no, Arden, I don’t think so.
The next day, Christine headed out to wedding, and Andrew Thomas & I hit the town to do some shopping! My favorite part of the day was getting to visit the area of New York where NYU is– it’s adorable! We also got to see the off-Broadway play Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which was very fun.
The next day, we got brunch at Toast, then headed out to a tour of all the Upper West Side locations seen in You’ve Got Mail!!!
After all of our sight-seeing, we were off to the Tony Awards! We were all sooooo excited that Andrew was able to score us free tickets. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience. We were in the same room as Angela Lansbury, Daniel Radcliffe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Nathan Lane!
It was SUCH a fun trip! Thanks so much for hosting us, Andrew Thomas!!