We decided to head to the TKTS box office in Times Square to see if we could get tickets for any Broadway shows, and while the first play we asked about wasn't available tonight, we WERE able to get tickets for "Driving Miss Daisy," with Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones! The debut is not really until October 25th, but we got advance tickets for today's performance.
So after exclaiming in delight that we were lucky enough to do so, we decided to have a leisurely dinner at B Smith's restaurant nearby, and we sat and had some wine and just talked forever, and ate good food until it was time to go and see the play.
The play was terrific, and very touching with those two icons. Afterwords, we walked back to the hotel where I'm staying for this leg of the trip, and Claudia drove back home to NJ. I felt really sad to think about how we used to do this kind of thing all the time growing up, but now that we all live so far apart, it really is rare for us to spend this kind of time together, and I will cherish the memories of a special time together with her.
After tomorrow evening's event in the city, I'll take the train from Penn Station to Princeton. Friday is a Grad Fair I'll attend in Princeton, and then I'll fly home from trip #2 on Saturday. This second trip of mine has lasted from Sept 30th. I'll be home one day and then I head out again for a short trip. In the meantime, I have memories from this trip that will last me a lifetime.
Claudia is facing her mastectomy in mid-November, so I'm glad we could have this time to visit and celebrate that at least her chemo treatments are done for now.
Thanks a million, Claudia! It was great seeing you.
"Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet." (--Vietnamese proverb)