Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Today's adventure!

So today.
We tried to go to The View.
We ( my best neighborhood friends, EVER- and I) had tickets. 
However, we were not willing to get to the studio and wait on line at the crack of dawn. We did leave at 7:30 am though. 
Unfortunately the Lincoln tunnel was closed all morning due to a tractor trailer accident and that made for tons of traffic at the bridge, which caused us to be delayed.
We rushed to get on line only to find, after 45 minutes of waiting in the cold that we were the cut-off and we would not be getting in. :(

The good news was that we now have VIP tickets. :)
Next time? No line. Good seats. We get to pick the show.
And then?
We had a day to spend in NYC.
Where to go first? So many possibilities...
We heard from the coffee guy parked in front of The View that  the MARTHA STEWART show had a second taping in the afternoon and that we could probably go standby...
We were off!
We jumped in a cab and headed downtown.
We were especially excited because we saw folks from the first taping leaving the studio with bags of swag. Martha was giving gifts today!
Except after much time on another line...  we didn't get in. :(

But that was OK...
Because we did a lot of fun things before and in between!
Before our wait at MARTHA STEWART, Coffee and sweets at :

 Then after  we headed over here for lunch:

Then after lunch we walked over to Union Square to the Holiday Market:

It was great! I have plans to go back and I think it will be at dusk. Isn't it beautiful then?

Sorry I haven't any pictures of our group. We were having too much fun :)


Formerly known as Frau said...

It's a bummer but sounds like a perfect day after all! I hope when you do go it's a great show and maybe some swag!

Tami said...

I'm glad to hear that not getting into the shows didn't damper your spirits. It sounds like a great plan to return, especially with the VIP tickets!!

Mom on the Run said...

You made lemonade (and some fine lemonade if I may say so!)

JMW said...

Sorry you didn't make the shows, but sounds like a great day anyway. I'm sure Christmas-time in New York is magical. :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry it didn't work out but it still sounded like you had a good time - and who wouldn't? I am getting city-envy! I miss the states so much when I see photos of the city like that!

Ronda said...

Oh snap, you missed Whoopie farting live! Sounds like a lovely time anyway! XOXO

OHN said...

See if you can find out when Dr. Gadget is going to be there. Those audience members leave with an enormous amount of bit ticket swag!

The Holiday Market looks wonderful. When I was in NYC this past Sept. there was very little vendor shopping that weekend. In fact I was even disappointed by Little Italy and the Canal Street area.