1.25.2010

New York~ Day 5

This is my final NYC post until the next trip. Speaking of, I should put in a request for The View tickets soon. Has anyone been to a taping of The View? I would LOVE to go.

On our 5th day in NYC, we attended a taping of Regis and Kelly. In August, we each sent a post card requesting 4 tickets. Leslie ended up getting the tickets. Yay! My sister couldn't go because she had a work meeting so I invited my friend Nancy who I met on the 2006 China trip.

Regis was not hosting because he was recovering from a recent surgery. I was a little disappointed when the guest host was Bryant Gumbel, boring! The show guests that day were Ray Romano and John Lithgow. During commercial breaks Kelly talks to the audience. She's really sweet, funny, and crazy skinny.

The show was over, Bryant left the studio, and Kelly told us they were going to pre-tape a segment for the following week and we could watch! She left the stage to change clothes and I started to wonder who the guest host would be. I was really hoping for the beautiful Anderson Cooper.







Guess who was our guest host? When he walked out the studio audience, consisting of mostly women, screamed and cheered. I actually jumped around in my seat. I love him. The show guest for the 2nd taping was Colin Firth. I was more excited about Anderson. :)









We had lunch at an organic restaurant around Bryant Park. Honestly, I won't go back. The food was good but it could've been seasoned more. The biggest problem, they did NOT have diet coke. Not okay, not going back. Wow, you think I have a diet coke problem?


After lunch, we looked around at a Christmas market at Grand Central Station. Then we headed to Times Square for half price Broadway tickets. We were able to get great seats to Mary Poppins for half price! I love a deal. The show was cute and magical. The theater is gorgeous! Broadway in NYC is the best, beautiful theaters and all the seats are good!







25 comments:

Lauren Kelly said...

Sooooo fun, next time I am going to NYC with you, haha!!!! :)

Lil' Woman said...

What a great trip..i would love to see a taping of ...any show! :)

Kassie said...

Oooh, so fun! I've never been to NYC, and I always want to go when I see photos. :) I used to seriously LOVE the view, and watch it practically every day, but then I got tired of the arguing!! lol. I used to love the debate, but then they got mean. But it would still be fun!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I think Kelly Ripa would be a fun bff. I would love to see Mary Poppins on Broadway!

Football & Fried Rice said...

You are so animated :) I am glad that you had a good time at Regis & Kelly! I always wondered how when the camera supposedly adds 10# how Kelly always looked like she might faint because she was so skinny! Some people!

amazeingteacher said...

sounds like a great trip! i love anderson cooper too, he's so cute!

Heather said...

That sounds like so much fun!

midnight macaroons said...

Wow, what a fantastic trip! I love Colin Firth. And I think Anderson Cooper has dreamy eyes. John Lithgow is a funny guy. I thought he was great on 3rd Rock from the Sun. And you can never go wrong with taking in a broadway show in NYC...

P.S. It looks like you're holding Mary Poppins hand in that photo. :)

Jill said...

I would love to go to Regis & Kelly. Does the camera really add 10 lbs to her? I can't imagine how skinny she really is!

Christy said...

Oh my goodness, I would have swooned at the sight of Colin Firth! What a fun trip!

Ashley Lauren said...

Oh My Gosh I've never met anyone who loves Anderson like me!!! After I read his book a few years ago I developed such great respect for him :)

Ugh, I got annoyed the time I went to a health food restaurant with no diet coke- the "healthy" diet soda just is NOT the same. (zevia I think it was?)

That theatre is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait until MP tours :)

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I LOVE Kelly Ripa!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I saw Mary Poppins last winter, and was it not AMAZING!! I found myself singing along in my seat, and that theatre was beyond gorgeous! Seems like a blast of a trip!

Tokyo Girl said...

Wow, sounds like such an amazing trip! Colin FIrth is my favorite actor, so I got a bit excited in front of my computer just now!

Emily said...

I love the Christmas market! I wish I had saved my Christmas shopping until I was in NY because there was plenty I could get there (kinda pricey at some places, but neat!).

PS-I have the same crush on Anderson Cooper. My roommates in college tease me to this day for tearing out his GQ spread and posting it on the fridge for all to see.

Room 22 said...

So much fun! I loved Mary Poppins!

Jules said...

I love reading about your trip to NYC! You did so many fun things. That is so neat that you got to see Regis and Kelly, even if Regis wasn’t there. I love that John Lithgow was on the show the day that you went. He was on the most recent season of Dexter and was creepy, but played such a great part. I think Colin Firth is so charming and I’m really happy for you that you got to see Anderson Cooper.

I wouldn’t have been pleased about no DC at the restaurant either and the theater that you saw Mary Poppins at looks beautiful!

AmyT said...

awlll SO much fun!!!!! I know you're having a blast!!!!! (I'm so jealou) ;-)

Rachel H. said...

SO much fun...it makes me want to plan a trip to NYC really soon! :)

Global Girl said...

I saw Mary Poppins in NYC in August! Fun!

Abbi said...

i love some kelly ripa! she's awesome!!
looks like you had a great time!! loved looking at the pics!!

Woman Interrupted said...

That sounds like a great taping! Who doesn't love Anderson Cooper (sigh.)

Who do they think they are not serving diet coke???

Kristin said...

OMG, I LOVE Anderson! Like seriously LOVE!

Kari said...

Oh wow! Sounds like a fantastic time!
I am jealous about the Mary Poppins tickets! We are giving the girls a Mary Poppins birthday party towards the end of this month! She LOVES that movie. I have never been to NYC and would LOOOVE to go. Hopefully when our kids get a little older...or if my hubby wants to surprise me..lol

In this wonderful life... said...

Can we go to NYC together sometime, plllllleasseeeee!?!

Looks like so much fun!!