Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving in NYC

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I certainly did! I have wanted to attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade for as long as I can remember. Our youngest son Morgan lives in Manhattan now, so Raoul and I headed there for an action-packed visit last week.

You know your family truly loves you, when they wake up so early, that they can save the perfect spot for you right next to the parade route barricade. Raoul and Morgan got there at 4:30 a.m. and said by 5 a.m. the front row was filled. Morgan’s girlfriend, Eileen, and I even got to sleep a little longer.

Here we are at our ideal location. Everyone looks a little extra puffy as we were wearing layers and layers of clothing.

It was unreal to be so close to the balloons.

Here’s Cyndi Lauper. Lisa is one of her major fans.

Carly Simon was looking good.

These older gals were having the best time on their trikes.

But I couldn’t get enough of the balloons. And before I knew it, the parade was over. We had a spectacular time. -- Beth


Sammy Girl said...

Oh, Beth!
I had never thought much about being on the street in NYC for the parade .... but with family in town and such great floats and balloons .... Well, it looks FANTASTIC and it puts the event in a whole new light for me!
Glad you had such a good time and shared the super pics. What is it about Kermit that is so endearing?? Love that big green guy!
Betty :)

prashant said...

it looks FANTASTIC and it puts the event in a whole new light for me!

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