The real reason for our visit was to take in "Grease" on Broadway, starring Max and Laura, who were cast during the NBC reality show last spring. The audience was full of enthusiastic dorks just like us and the show did not disappoint. Great singers and dancers in the cast gave it their all and as usual when I see a Broadway show, I felt teary-eyed and happy for them because they are living their dream.
It was a wonderful time -- lots of good food and fun meeting Stacy's friends who she worked with and hung out when she lived out East before moving to Madison. My favorite line of the weekend was when her friend Sophie said she dreamed of having a washer and dryer in her apartment and her friend Erin replied "why don't you shoot for something more attainable, like becoming a billionaire!"
Special thanks go out to Heather, Stacy's friend in Sunnyside, Queens, who put us up for the weekend. One other trip highlight: I got to sleep until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, something I have not done in years. Absolutely glorious!