Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

This year for Thanksgiving, the BF and I were pretty excited about being together, staying in NYC and having friends and family over. The big plan? To attend the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'm not sure I've ever woken up early enough to even see the parade on TV (*shame*) but somehow waking up at 5:30am to actually see it in person became the mission. And I would say it was worth all the prep.

Look at those faces as the first balloon rounds the corner!

No wonder- it's Spiderman!

And the doughboy!

The M&M float as Broadway with Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and Spamalot on display.

Horton was very cute. And very big.

My crew mostly favored the Sesame Street float. Oscar the grouch was hanging out on the back

Michael howls along with Samantha

No one believed me when I said that Cindy Lauper was in the Bratz castle

Ronald McDonald! and my tall brother

Ronald's giant ice skate

Semi-celebrity Jimmy Fallon!

I gathered from the very excited children next to us that this is "Zoe! Zoe!!"

This bunny did a full spin at our crossroads. Very impressive

All dem floats for one lucky fellow


What a happy man he was. Couldn't help but smile.

I was happy too.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. 5:30 am , wow that is impressive. Great photos , looks like a good time was had by all.

  2. ha you're standing right outside my office. for some reason i never realized the parade goes right by there, till i overheard people talking about coming into the office on thanksgiving to watch the parade from windows. how come no one ever told me that secret!

  3. I love it!! I want to go next year! Great photos!!

  4. I'm back on the 16th (first full day anyway). Tell Kris there's lunch at that place i brought you guys last time in the cards. Holler!

  5. Olá tudo bem? Eu tenho interesse em colocar um banner no seu blog.
    Na verdade seria uma troca você colocaria um abnner no meu blog e vice versa entre em contato comigo: