We woke up this morning at the crack of dawn... not to put the turkey in the oven, but to drive into New York City for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!!! Yay!
Wearing hats, scarves and gloves, we packed our cameras, a thermos of hot chocolate and a step ladder, then headed into the city. This is the second time we've gone to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade in person. Several years ago we went with friends of ours who go every year and at that time, we arrived to our viewing spot along Central Park West over an hour before the parade started. We had stood about in the cold for awhile that time, but we were practically right at the curb with a fantastic view of everything. This year, we got into the city closer to 9 am, which is when the parade starts, so we had a difficult time getting close to curb of the parade route due to the crowds. We ended up on 59th St. near the parade route along 7th Ave. and it was packed with people. This is where the step ladder came in. We propped the step ladder on the sidewalk and had the girls take turns standing on it so they could see over the crowd for a better view of the parade. We could still see the balloons when standing on the sidewalk, but from the step ladder, the girls could see the marching bands and floats, too.
|My husband with our girls standing on the step ladder..|
|A head above the rest!|
Oldest on step ladder--see how high she is?
I and youngest in front of her.
|Hello Kitty! ^_^|
|Kung Fu Panda|
|Horton from "Horton Hears a Who" by Dr. Seuss|
|Me and my youngest|
|My husband and me|
When we got home we had som pie. Before our Thanksgiving dinner! That was fun.
Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving!