Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons! The loons! They’re welcoming us back.

Av and I went with Suzanne, Darlene, and Bibby tonight to see:

…and it was wonderful! The father was played by Tom Bosley (‘Happy Days’) and the mother was played by Michael Learned (Olivia, on ‘The Waltons’). It was a really nice production – we had great seats, too! – and of course the best part was enjoying it with our friends.

I would really like to go back to NYC some time and see ‘The Color Purple‘ and Av would like to see ‘Spamalot‘. The last time we were in New York, we went a day or two before we were supposed to leave from JFK for a trip to Israel, so we’d have just a little time for Av to show me some of Manhattan. We had a lovely supper at Ben Benson’s, which is his daddy’s favorite place for steaks, and went to Broadway, to the Minskoff Theatre to see Saturday Night Fever being performed (I loved that movie when I was little!). I would have loved to have splurged and stay at the Ritz-Carlton or the St. Regis or…, but we decided that since it was just one night that we would save a little money and stay at the Best Western Hospitality House (which was the first time either of us had paid over $300/night for a hotel). It was okay – the best part about it was its central location, so we walked everywhere and went to galleries and a *real* deli, visited the giant Sephora shop by Times Square, saw the ice rink at Rockefeller Square, and all sorts of other things.

The really neat thing about that trip was that when we got off the plane at home, we got a phone call that our dog Lox was in labor (we kept Bagel and Lox at the vet while we were gone) – I rushed to the vet’s office where they were giving her a c-section, and I got to see them take the little sweet puppies out of Loxie’s tummy!
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Six sweet puppies!

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