It's Valentine's Day, and we usually try to do something as a family rather than spend money on cards and candy and flowers that die in a day. This year dear hubby and I took two of our kids into the city to see Mary Poppins on Broadway.
As this was our son's first trip into the city for anything significant, so we wanted to make it memorable. I found this great restaurant that looked wonderful online. It's called Mars 2112 and it's at 51st and Broadway. You start your adventure with a greeting from your space captain, who ushers you into a spacecraft for your trip to Mars. 5 bumpy, slightly nauseating minutes later you arrive on Mars and are greeted by a space host. Mars is red, and quite rocky, so be sure to watch your step! The Martians are quite friendly and their cuisine is similar to ours, just a bit pricier. They also have lots of fun games, and kids 10 and under can play one for free, then you have to pay but they take Earth money.
We returned to earth and walked the 9 blocks down to 42nd street. Middle child was awed by all the lights and tall buildings, and it was wonderful to witness his first Manhattan encounter. I wish we had time to have allowed a ride on the Ferris Wheel in Toys R Us, that nearly caused a meltdown, but he recovered quickly.
Mary Poppins was a fantastic show, great effects, amazing songs, the script was true to the book....all in all it was a really amazing night.