Sunday, June 29, 2008

Taking a Bite Out of The Big Apple

No time for a long post as there is much to do before going into work this afternoon but I did want to let you all know that we have returned from our trip to New York City - safe, sane, and definitely sore! As soon as I get the time, I have a ton of pictures to upload and share but for now here's a few quick shots of some of our adventure -

Driving into the city on 34th Street - see the Empire State Building peeking out on the left? And yes, I drove in this traffic so I think I should get extra points for that!

Cate, Amanda, and Darci in Times Square shortly after our arrival. Don't let Cate's expression fool you - she had a great time but she refuses to ever smile for the camera!

Darci, Amanda, and Cate before heading to Terminal 5 where the Mindless Self Indulgence concert was to be held. Or should I say Kitty, Jimmy, and LynZ?

Friday night's event ...

Thank goodness I was up above all of this but Amanda and Darci are down there near the front of the stage. Yes, they are crazy and yes, I was worried. I'm too old for this kind of stuff!

Saturday afternoon's event ...

Even though it was a major culture clash from Friday night's concert - the girls absolutely loved the play and thought it was "practically perfect in every way"!

More to come later - for now I am practically pooped in every way because when you take a bite out of the Big Apple, it takes a bite of you, too!


  1. Mary Poppins and MSI...what a contrast, Linda!

    Amanda is as colourful as ever...super pis of the 3 girls.

  2. Anonymous12:09 PM EDT

    Looks like a fun time was had by all!

  3. Now that's a great compromise!

  4. Quite a contrast but it's great that you all enjoyed it!

  5. i love that lady looking at the girls behind them at times square and if you bigify the photo of the concert you can see amanda right there!

    smiles, bee

  6. Anonymous12:46 PM EDT

    The girls look so cute in their concert attire! :)

    I cannot believe that you got them to see Mary Poppins. heh heh

    I can't wait to hear all about it.

  7. Anonymous12:47 PM EDT

    Hey Bee, I could see Amanda in the Pit photo and the lady looked like she was really studying those girls in times square, 'eh?!

  8. What Tisha said. What a great time. I'm glad you are home safe. Rest. Big hug. :)

  9. What a happy bunch of people and these pictures are great. I'm sure Mom is pooped! I love the shot of the front of the stage and screaming teenagers. Classic concert vibes. You are trooper for watching a potential crowd stampede on your daughter. I think I would have had to stand there with them....hmmmm....I think I should look into attending a concert soon. Maybe some head-banging music....or not.

    Can't wait to hear about your trip. Welcome back.

  10. Sounds like a perfect trip! Good for you. Hope your daughter appreciates you!!

  11. Cool - Mindless Self Indulgence and Mary Poppins - was there ever a better mix?
    Did the plushies survive the concert?

  12. Anonymous7:39 PM EDT

    i love mary poppins! and i love new york!

  13. Interesting mix of entertainment, there.

    Looks like the girls had a great time.
    You are one cool mom, Linda.

  14. Just wanted to say HEY!

    And I am resurrecting my blog if you are interested!!

    Oh and Amanda's hair?? All I can say is....WOW.

  15. wow, looks like you've been having fun while I've been away!!

    come and play Thesaurus Thursday!

  16. Anonymous6:36 PM EDT

    Oh, one of my friends was at that show!


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