Thursday, June 11, 2015

Family Trip to NYC - Day 2

Tuesday, June 2 was another rainy day, but, as I said, it didn't stop us. We had a bus pass and took a bus to the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial. It was very moving.

And, One World Trade Center looked eerie in the low-hanging clouds.

Grand Central Station was a cab ride away from the WTC. It's such a beautiful, impressive building.

Most of the time, though, our sites were walkable. We went back to the hotel, and then walked to Junior's for dinner. I told the family if they liked cheesecake, they had to try Junior's.  Mom and I had matzo ball soup, and then four of us split three luscious desserts.
Linda at Junior's

Mom at Junior's

From Junior's, we walked down the street to the theater to see Helen Mirren in The Audience. She deserved the Tony Award she won just a few nights later. She was wonderful as Queen Elizabeth II.

Mom with The Audience poster

Every head movement, every gesture, was perfect. Most of the actors who played prime ministers were excellent, as was the young girl who played the young Elizabeth. There were even two adorable corgis in the second act of the play. And, it's obvious Helen Mirren has a sense of humor. After the entire cast took a curtain call, she came out by herself, and did the royal wave. Perfect!

And, a wonderful day.


Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Our favorite at Junior's is the carrot cake cheesecake. Yum!

Jeff M.

Lesa said...

I like carrot cake. I may have to try that one sometime, Jeff.

Grandma Cootie said...

So glad you make these posts, they are so enjoyable to read.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Grandma Cootie. There will be at least one more to come, but today was giveaway day.

Kaye Barley said...

I'm loving your updates and photos - SO fun!!!!

Lucy Burdette aka Roberta Isleib said...

So glad you got to see the audience. Wasn't she stunning?