On Thanksgiving we traveled “over the rivers and through the woods, to grandmother’s house” we went, to celebrate the holiday with family. It was good.
Good friends (and cousins). Good wine. Seriously, this wine was awesome. Good food and good dessert. Pumpkin whoopie pies rock!We broke from tradition this year. Instead of our annual black Friday Story Book Land trip, we took a black Friday into the city trip to see Beauty in the Beast. The kids are always amazed by the city.Little Lady was particularly mesmerized by the size and scope of City Hall.
A beautiful venue, for sure.
The show was entertaining and the kids liked it, though one had to be plied with non-stop food for the second half, I’m not naming any names, but… I thought the show was very enjoyable, but I don’t know if it was one I would choose to see without kids. Because if I was sans kids, in a theatre bustling with movement, occasional crying, switching seats, and candy wrapper opening, I may have gone nuts. But, I could (sort of) overlook it since it was a children’s play and because this was only one of our ten different seat configurations.And in all honesty, watching my kids faces was half the entertainment (even if one of those faces kept asking when “half time” was).
We did this last year along with the Dickens Village, and while I didn’t plan on making it a yearly tradition, it was worthwhile since we were already in the city for the show.And the kids liked it. We capped off the night with dinner at Maggiano’s. I’d say it was a much better way to spend black Friday than in the shopping malls.