Sunday, October 14, 2012


This past spring, Kendall and I had the good fortune to hear about a behind-the-scenes Broadway Tour that the head of Boulder's Dinner Theatre would be leading this fall.  We quickly signed up figuring it would be fabulous way to celebrate both Kendall's retirement and our 37th wedding anniversary.  And indeed it was!

Thirty-four hearty individuals of all ages and shapes set off for Broadway from Boulder and spent a whirlwind 5 days and 4 nights experiencing the sights and sounds of New York City.  A note to those of you who have wondered about touring with a group.  We had our concerns about the number of activities and shows packed into a few days, as well as the dynamics of touring with so many people.  It was great!  We would never have planned four shows and daily sight-seeing tours on our own, figuring it would be too much.  Not so!  Seeing a show a night was fabulous (Peter and the Star Catchers, Chaplin, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and Once - each stellar in their own way), and the daily tours had plenty of on-our-own time built in around them for chillin' or cruising or whatever we felt like doing.  And knowing almost 3 dozen people meant that we were often running into people we knew - right in the heart of The City!  The tour definitely let us stretch our wings soar through a delightfully unique NYC experience!

Some highlights:
Times Square on video image - Kendall and I are in upper left!

Broadway Billboards



Fabulous Art and Architecture!


Atlas at the Rockefeller Center

Washington Square Arch (underside)

Grand Central Station
Skyscrapers reflected in skyscrapers





George Washington Crossing the Delaware.  HUGE! (Approx 12.5 feet x 21 feet!!!)


Wonderful Food!

Cafe Regio - home of the 1st USA cappucino
Kendall sampling Joe's Pizza, Greenwich Village

Vegetable garden atop a van in Greenwich Village
Fresh food Market in Grand Central Station

Kendall and Kersti (our family guide for the day) sipping cider at Union Square Farmer's Market

New York City - and the Great Outdoors!

Walking the street of New York City - a fine way to spend the day!

Central Park, at a dry moment - and Central Park whilst running in a downpour (many volunteer rivers!)

Walking the HighLine Park (former elevated railway) with Kersti - and running into tour friends

Strolling across the Brooklyn Bridge with Kersti (and hundreds of other New Yorkers out & about for the day)

The Carousel!

We Remember

New York! New York!

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