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Got up early (for me anyway) today…7:00. Kathy’s new quilting machine is to be delivered today. More on that tomorrow.
I looked out the window and saw a light dusting of snow covering the ground. I looked at the thermometer and it showed 20 degrees. According to the weatherman last night we are to have strong winds. It’s the end of March. Where is that lamb?
I had to do something to get my mind off of the weather so I started thinking about August. Kathy and I always pick a day around our birthdays, hers is August 9th and mine is August 4th, to plan an overnight trip to NYC. We usually get tickets for a matinee show as well as an evening show. Both of us really enjoy the musicals.
So it was off to Playbill.com to see what we wanted to see and what show had tickets available. We like to get aisle seats simple it is easier to be one of the first to hit the restrooms during intermission…it’s an age thing. Kathy usually lets me pick the shows we will see. She trusts my judgement. This can be a dangerous thing but so far I have never steered us wrong. We even saw a few shows that I wanted to see but she would not have given a second thought.
I had a idea of what I wanted to see so I checked out the show site and ticket availability. Success on the first try. I admit that I am a sucker for Disney so my first stop was Aladdin. They just happened to have two aisle orchestra seats for the 8:00 PM show on the day we plan to go. I quickly grabbed them. One show down and one to go.
Now I need a matinee show. I decided on Bullets Over Broadway. This show has been getting lots of hype so I figure it will be either really good or a bomb. Again I lucked out. Two aisle orchestra seats were available for the 2:00 matinee. I snatched up those tickets as well.
Theatre tickets in hand the next step is to make train reservations and hotel reservations. We like traveling by Amtrak. It is a three hour ride from Middletown by way of Philadelphia. This way I don’t need to worry about driving or finding a place to park my car in the city. We like staying at the Marriott Marquis on 46th street. It’s right in the middle of the theatre district and within easy walking distance from any theatre. These two reservations I don’g deed to make today. As long as we now have our show tickets I can think about our upcoming trip whenever I need a pick-mu-up. The truth is, August will be here before we even know it.