new york city

Posted on June 17th, 2014 by mountain girl  |  10 Comments »


It’s taken me awhile to post our NY pics, but finally here are a few.  While the kids and I were farther north, David was in the big city working at Radio City Music Hall (streaming the Tony Awards).  My Papa calls NYC the armpit of the world–and I have to agree–but these are the decidedly nicer parts.

And so, fighting through a post-wisdom tooth-extraction sore jaw, a black and blue chipmunk cheek, the fog of antibiotic blah, and a blocked milk duct, I bring you…New York City.


Ellis Island!  The view from the Staten Island Ferry.

music hall

Radio City Music Hall.  This is the main stage, while the top photo shows David at work behind the scenes.  Spiffy guy, ay?  (He’s the one with hair.)


Crushed fire truck at the National September 11th Memorial & Museum.


Archway in Central Park.


Times Square.


The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.


The Carnegie Club (near Carnegie Hall), where David visited a few times to smoke cigars with the locals.  These guys are from Harlem, and invited David to their part of town.  He walked to Harlem the next day–despite my previous warnings to stay out of Harlem!  He didn’t listen, of course.

And now, as a special treat, a rare and uncensored photo series of the amazing 28-toothed Chipmunk Cheek Girl:



Storin’ up nuts for winter!


My cheek is itching just from looking at these.  Hope you enjoyed your mini NYC tour!

10 Responses to “new york city”

  1. Grandma & Grandpa says on :

    Hi honeeeee…thank u for the pix :). What happened in Harlem? I don’t think I heard that story….and yes, he looks quite handsome!!!:). You are still a beautiful daughter-in-law despite chipmunk cheeks 🙂 🙂 :). Hope u r feeling much better!!! Luv u lots/mom

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Hehee…thanks Mom! We have all gotten used to the cheek by now. No good stories from Harlem, no being held at knife-point or anything. NY seems a little safer and cleaner and nicer than the last time I was there. I guess Harlem just sounds scary to me. 🙂

  3. Your Lion says on :

    Harlem was awesome. I walked from 50th street to 125th, thru Central Park, over to Amsterdam at 100th. Saw Columbia Law School Campus, St. Johns Cathedral, THE Apollo Theatre, Lenox/Malcolm X Blvd. It was pure awesomeness. Then took the subway from 125th/Park to Staten Island Ferry to see Lady Liberty. Had a great time!

  4. Grandma & Grandpa says on :

    Hi hito……maybe u r just brave 🙂 🙂 🙂 or we watch too many movies ??? But your adventure sounds wonderful !!! Luv u guys/ mom

  5. Mimi says on :

    Love the pics and I would definitely say David IS brave to walk through Harlem!!! Mimi

  6. Wendy McDonagh-Valentine says on :

    Wonderful photos. Your husband looks so handsome in his tux!! Harlem isn’t the way it used to be. Our Fresh Air Fund “son” lives in Harlem with his wonderful family. We’re actually going there for a big picnic in the park across the street from their apartment building next weekend. : )

    ~ Wendy

  7. Your Lion says on :

    Shhhh Wendy! You’re supposed to tell them how dangerous it is, and Spanish Harlem, and danger, oh and don’t forget danger! /:O)

  8. mountain girl says on :

    Haha…I’m SURE that’s what I sounded like!

  9. Grandma & Grandpa says on :

    Hi guys……Hee hee hee u r too funny 🙂 luv u/ mom

  10. Gina says on :

    What an exciting glimpse into your NYC trip. Such a different world from the quiet of our Australian life!
    I hope your poor cheeks have recovered a bit by now.
    Have a wonderful weekend,