Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009
My brother and his family
flew up from Texas to spend Thanksgiving with us and so we decided
that we needed to go up to NYC to see the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
We knew it would be crazy busy up there but decided we shouldn't
pass up the chance, and that even if we had to see it from afar,
it'd be ok, because we just wanted to experience being there on
Thanksgiving Day. Little did we know that my husband would end
up talking to a guy who had major connections in NYC and that we'd
end up being escorted by NYPD policemen through the crowds to the
front rows of the parade in Times Square! What a score!!!!
We can say we were actually
in the parade too :) because we were ushered across the street
between the Jimmy Dean sun float and the Spongebob balloon.
That's Katharine McPhee
on the top of the float with short blond hair.
Ziggy Marley was on the
pirate ship with his daughter.
The Oneida Indian Nation
The kids had great seats! See
the tv camera on the pole there covered in white. We were
directly in front of it. Did you see us?? We were the
ones with black coats on. Oh, wait, that's what everyone else
was wearing as well. :(
the sea of people behind us
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Billy Currington, country
Jackson, actor and singer
Big Apple Circus
Carly Simon with the Care Bears
Tiffany Thornton (purple
hat) from Disney's Sonny with a Chance and sitting beside her was
Kermit the Frog but you can't see him in the photo
After the parade was over, these trucks
immediately moved in but we weren't sure why.
Then we realized that the stump thing
we had been standing by was the base of the streetlight and that all
the streetlights and street signs had been removed so that the
balloons could go by without electrocuting everyone :)
and all the clean up crews showed up
and immediately started trying to sweep and contain all the trash
Then we had our Thanksgiving meal
picnic of turkey sandwiches on the sidewalk and enjoyed watching all
the interesting people pass us and feeding the pigeons the crusts.
After lunch, we showed our company
around town. Fox News
Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree
Rockefeller Plaza Ice Skating Rink
where the Today Show is filmed
The American Girl Store
St Patrick's Cathedral
Fantastic Mr Fox movie
diorama window display
black squirrel in Central Park
very young street performer
slide in Central Park
street performers teaching some kids
how to do some cool moves
Great day!!! We took some flat
travelers with us and took pictures of them all over town.
Here are a few.
Flat Army Luke wanted to get pictures
with some of the NYPD and an army soldier. We managed to find
both cops and a Navy sailor. :) Yippee!