Monthly Archives: July 2010

The New York Post (FINALLY!)

A couple weeks ago, Christine & I went to see Andrew Thomas in the city so nice they named it twice.  Here are some pics of our trip.

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.

Sad that we're stuck on a tarmac in Islep

Anticipating how happy we'll be once we finally land in LGA. Obviously, at this point we'd forgotten what it really looks like to be happy. We look a little crazed.

After meeting up w/ Andrew Thomas, we went to dinner @ Tom’s Restaurant (a location you might recognize from Seinfeld).

Outside Tom's Restaurant

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!

Times Square

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.

Resting on a bench in Central Park, watching toy boats sail on the pond.

A Van Gogh at the Met

Rocking an Andy from The Office mug at the NBC Experience Store in Rockefeller Center.

Andrew Thomas showing distaste at the Jay Leno bobbleheads.

Posing outside the theater w/ the Wicked poster.

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.

Andrew Thomas let me hop in the Toys R Us in Times Square! I'm obsessed w/ Lots O' Huggin Bear. I want one soooo bad.

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!!!

The three of us in Riverside Park, site of the final scene in You've Got Mail!

In Riverside Park, at the place where the path splits and there's a beautiful garden. Buckley & Tom Hanks were waiting.

Meg Ryan's Apartment

We tried to find Tom Hanks' apt from the movie, but apparently 152 Riverside Dr. doesn't exist!

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!

The three of us outside Radio City Music Hall!

Andrew Thomas & Me w/ the Tony stage in the background from our mezzanine seats.

It was SUCH a fun trip!  Thanks so much for hosting us, Andrew Thomas!!

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