28 November 2010

the parade

a shot of Central Park for good measure ^_^
Every year since I was a little girl, I've watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the television.  I love all the crazy floats, and the cheesy performances and giant marching bands.  I love when Santa shows up at the end because then you know it's really Christmas time. 

This year, some of my family and I trekked across the city from the East to the West side and saw the parade LIVE!  We planned on waking up really early so that we could get a good viewing spot, but no one set an alarm, and we woke up only half hour before the parade began.  We grabbed coffees and booked it across the park.  At first, it was impossible to see anything except a float or two behind the trees, but eventually we inched up closer and closer.  My sister Susie, my sister-in-law Erin, & I somehow lost the rest of the family and pushed our way to the very front just in time for the end of the parade.  It was so much fun that I just had to show you a few of my photos. xx
Virginia from Miracle on 34th St & the Pillsbury dough boy!
                                                                                                 YUM.  Floating ice cream.


  1. I just love the pics!!! This looks like such a fun time. I watched the parade on tv with my son (his first time). I'm just a sucker for all things Christmas. You look adorable as usual:)

  2. oh my goodness. lucky duck!!!!
    the pictures are wonderful.

  3. I've never actually watched it, but now I regret that. It looks like so much fun! I love the ice cream cone the most :)

  4. Love these shots. It doesn't feel like there are thousands of people around, just you and the floats.

    Your fellow We Love Colors Fan,

  5. How wonderful it must of been to see all of this live!

  6. I never realized the scale of the balloons. They're huge. Looks like a great way to kick off the holidays!



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