Thanksgiving Past

82nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
{82nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade}

By the time Hello Kitty made her way down 6th Avenue yesterday morning, we were still in our pajamas eating breakfast by the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree in our warm, cozy house.  Watching on television brought back memories from four years ago when we were there in New York City braving the crowds and cold weather to watch the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  We spent the night before at a friend's house in Brooklyn so we didn't make it to the parade as early as planned.  Despite our late start, we somehow timed it just right to ride the subway with hundreds of All Star Cheerleaders who were on their way to perform.  It took us awhile to find a good viewing spot once we arrived so we took our time walking up and down the side streets until we saw a break in the crowd.  Luckily, a lot of families with small children were bailing mid-parade which meant we kept moving up all the way to the second row!  It was definitely worth it to see the parade in person - we had a blast!  And yes, the balloons are WAY bigger in person.  If we looked bundled up it's because it was freezing!  But that's to be expected in NYC... next time I would bring a thermos of hot cocoa.  Okay, maybe two =)

All Star Cheerleaders on subway
 {All Star Cheerleaders}

Ronald McDonald balloon
{Ronald McDonald}

SpongeBob macy's parade
{SpongeBob}

SpongeBob sidewview macy's parade
{our view of SpongeBob}

SpongeBob SquarePants balloon
{there's the SquarePants...}

Kermit macy's parade
{Kermit!}

Shrek macy's parade
{Shrek}

Macy's Elf on the Shelf
{Mel + Macy's Elf}

Santa's sleigh macy's parade
{Santa + his reindeer sleigh}

empty streets after macy' parade
{Andy and Bryant}

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