Did you ever get back from a trip and think to yourself, “Did that just really happen?” I’m still pinching myself. My daughter, Ireland and I hit the vacation jackpot and no we weren’t in Vegas playing the slots. Ireland goes to a performing arts camp in New York. We flew out 5 days early to see the sights. It was an AMAZING trip!
We had planned to see just one, but we ended up seeing 3 Broadway shows! On our first night we were eating pizza and the craziest thing happened. We sat right next to a Tony nominated producer for the show An American in Paris. We started chatting and the next thing you know she kindly offered to get us tickets to her show. Let me tell you I tried. These are not easy to come by. It was the one show we really wanted to see! We pinched ourselves when we walked into the theater and discovered our seats where right up front. The show was INCREDIBLE! And, the dancing! We were completely WOWED! I wasn’t surprised the show won a Tony for best choreography!
And, speaking of dancing, another highlight of the trip was seeing the American Ballet Theater at the gorgeous Lincoln Center.
And get this, right in front of us in line picking up her tickets was ballerina and the Tony nominated star of An American in Paris, Leanne Cope.
She was as cute as a button and couldn’t have been nicer as we said hello and complimented her on her amazing performance. And, the night got even better. During the first intermission we realized famous Russian-American ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov was seated just a few rows in front of us.
For Ireland, who loves ballet and has been dancing, since she was a little girl, this was a dream come true!
This trip was also filled with delicious food! We had authentic Italian pizza in Little Italy.
We had Dim Sum in China town.
We even managed to figure out the New York subway system which really is the best way to get around.
This trip is one we’ll never forget. We’re already dreaming about our next visit. Have you been to NYC? Any favorite spots or restaurants? Please share! I’m already putting my must-do list together for next summer.