Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wicked Weekend Went Well

I had a great time in Denver this weekend! I went with my sisters-in-law to see the Broadway musical, Wicked. It did not disappoint! (Just FYI, I've referred to this weekend as my "Wicked Weekend," making some listeners raise their eyebrows. But never fear, no real wickedness happened.)

We flew out of SLC early Friday afternoon. We arrived in Denver, got a rental car and drove into downtown to P.F. Chang's to meet some other ladies for an early dinner. (It gets dark early in Denver too.) After dinner we drove to Lakewood, Colorado to a huge outlet mall. Thank goodness for GPS -- what an awesome tool! Oh, and shopping was fun too. Eventually we made it back to our hotel -- the Sheraton downtown. After checking in and unpacking, we pretty much hit the sack.

Saturday was more shopping, lunch at Subway and then ... drum roll ... getting to see the matinee showing of Wicked! The costuming and scenery were fabulous, but better than that was the script and music. For those of you unfamiliar with the story line, it's a look at how the Wicked Witch of the West got her name/fame. I liked how it was a mucial for all different ages. At the most basic level it's a fantastical story with magic and wonder. Teens might appreciate the romantic element in it, and there are all sorts of complexities for adults to appreciate -- my favorite being the whole look at calling good evil and evil good. (There's a bit of political symbolism too.)

The rest of Saturday was dinner and a bit more shopping followed by watcing "Julie and Julia" on the TV back in our hotel room. We packed up on Sunday and, despite initially having a cancelled flight, returned to SLC with only a half hour delay. Whew!

Well, that's all for today -- maybe for this week. Enjoy the beautiful crisp fall days!

7 comments:

Suko said...

What fun! I'd love to see Wicked. I hope you also enjoyed Julie and Julia. I thought that was a fun movie, great for bloggers, and it inspired me to read Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Child's debut cookbook.

Allie's Antics said...

Wow! What a little globe trotter! Sounds like a super fun trip. I can't say that would ever happen with my sister-in-laws. You are very lucky to be close!

Flashlight Girl said...

I am so Jell-o! (That's little boy slang, in case you're wondering.) What an awesome weekend. Isn't it great to have fun in-laws? We had a "Baird Women Weekend" in the spring and pretty much laughed ourselves silly. So great. I've heard that Wicked is fabulous, but haven't actually seen it myself. Maybe I'll have to plan a Denver trip for Project Man and I soon. :)

Angie said...

Sounds like you had a great time! How fun... and you totally deserved it Christie.

Cox Clan said...

What an amazing weekend. I am so glad you got to do this. I hope to see the show some day and compare notes.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

My SIL is from Fort Collins and just posted about going to the show. Her picture is identical, sans the fabulous green leggings.

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