Friday, April 13, 2007

The Lion King
Last night, Dennis and Linda gave us the best early b-day present we could have asked for!!! A night out on the town to see the broadway performance of The Lion King as well as (and we all know this is the kicker), free babysitting!! :) It was SUCH a magical night!! We started off by heading to The Landings in downtown Jax where we ate on the riverwalk at Benny's Seafood and Steakhouse. It was delicious food, and amazing scenery - we watched Yacht after Yacht and Sailboat after sailboat pull up and dock right next to where we were eating - the beautiful downtown bridge lifted a few times to allow for barges and sailboats to pass underneath and it was just gorgeous to see!!

(This is an areal view of The Landings where we ate.)


(Pic of our table and our view.)

(Gorgeous at night!!)

After leaving the Landings, we headed over to the Times Union Center where the Lion King performance was held. If you have the opportunity to see this production in your city - GO!!! It was amazing!!!! I saw The Lion King in highschool while I was in NYC, but it's been so long that I had forgotten how wonderful it was. When the show ended the entire audience was on their feet clapping, hooting and hollerin' (which was probably highly innapropriate, but the performers deserved it!!).


I'm sorry there are no pictures of us - honestly though, the scenery and show were so much better to look at!! :) Thanks again Dennis and Linda, we can't thank you enough for such a wonderful night!!!

10 comments:

nancy said...

Lindsey, so glad that you and Chad had such a wonderful evening. Mindy and I are taking the grandkids to see the Lion King tomorrow (Sat.). I have heard so many wonderful things about it and are looking forward to seeing it. Have a great weekend!

Hicks Family said...

sounds like a great time. I would love to go see something like that. I think John and I ate at that rest. for our anniversary one year...
Hope you are having a good day.

Marie said...

Lindsey- I am so glad that you guys had a wonderful date night. My parents saw Lion King and loved it. Seeing all the pictures of downtown really makes me miss "home". Hopefully you and Chad can have another night soon to focus on each other.

Kate said...

What a blessing it would be to have a husband that would actually go to a Broadway musical with me!! 3 cheers for Chad!! I'm kidding...I'm glad you had a nice date night. For parents of young kids, those come few and far between. Love ya!

lauren said...

What a wonderful gift!! I'm so glad y'all got to do that! I saw Lion King in London (after HUF) and I LOVED it!

Teresa said...

Lion King is wonderful. I have seen it twice in NYC!!! I love to listen to the sound track.
The costumes are amazing. Glad you had such a good time.

Linda said...

So glad you both had a good time! We also had a good time....strolling with the kids on a beautiful evening down to Venice Pizza and back and watching "Happy Feet"! Shepherd and Rauly were dancing with the penguins!

Justin and Shauri said...

What an awesome date night! You are going to love being near to family. Free babysitting is the best! I'm glad you guys had fun. We need date nights on a regular basis. It always keeps your marriage interesting! Love you girl! Shauri

aWare said...

That is best gift, so wonderful, I am so glad you got a peaceful night of good entertainment, food, and of course company!

the arnolds said...

I love Jax! I have great riverwalk memories from when I was a little girl. Your photos took me back. I'm glad you had a nice night out. I think I've forgotten what that's like!

paula