New York with the Girls

For Christmas this year, Ginnie and I gave my nieces tickets to see Mary Poppins on Broadway. And since they are only 9 and 6 years old, they couldn’t very well go by themselves, so we took them to New York one very cold weekend in January.

Times Square

We crammed a lot into our just-over-24-hour trip. We went to Times Square and checked out the huge Toys R Us store, complete with full-sized ferris wheel. We rode a subway up to FAO Schwartz to see the famous Big Piano. That place is amazing!

Toys

Piano

Dragon at FAO Schwartz

Broadway Barks

I can’t resist Bernadette Peters!

The girls loved Mary Poppins! Ginnie and I were mostly impressed by the set and all the production values. Holy cow! Bert tap dances upside-down across the top of the proscenium!

Mary Poppins

Final stop – the top of the Empire State Building. Here’s a little secret about me – I have elevator dreams. I’ve had them my entire life. I never really worried about them, and elevators never bothered me at all. However, I’m finding that as I get older, I’m less and less comfortable on them. So when I got off that first elevator on the 80th floor (did you know you have to take two elevators to get to the top?), I actually considered letting Ginnie take the girls up the rest of the way while I headed for the ground floor. But I didn’t – mostly because I wanted to take these pictures.

Midtown Manhattan

Lower Manhattan

Statue of Liberty

East River

Here are a few other pics from the weekend.

Lexi and Emma

Brain Depository

Emma and Ginnie

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