So much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, especially this year living right down the street from the parade we all watch on TV Thanksgiving morning. Sooo we did what everyone says NOT to do for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…. 1 – Stroll up at the time the parade starts. 2 – Go in between Macy’s on 6th and the 30’s. Yep we posted up right at Chick-Fil-A 6th Ave on West 37th, the first street not shut off to the public. For anyone that really knows me, I HATE large crowds. I get claustrophobic very easily and my angry alter ego kicks in real quick. However when in Rome right, or this case when living in New York for 6+ months. I sucked it up and it was AWESOME! Check that one off on the bucket list. I personally believe you can do it both ways: wake up early or stroll up on time, get to the front of the gate or stand back away from the crowds. It’s hard to get a bad view of these massive balloons. Chris actually headed to the parade an hour early with Crew so I could get ready for the day and he still had great views of the street. However for my claustrophobia purposes, we chose to stand in the back (and if we needed to make a run for it if Crew wasn’t having any of it.)
^^Miss America is really beautiful in person, and side note those people up top on the roof had prime seats. Major jealousy.
^^Crew’s view of the parade from the carrier. He was entertained but I think he was enjoying Chris’s no shave November beard more.
^^Thanks to all the extra security in NYC to make us all feel safe!
^^The young girls were screamin his name “Shawn Mendes.” Didn’t realize who he was until we got home and did our usual nightly dance party with Crew and Stitches came on Spotify…. “Ohhhh that guy!”
^^My favorite float. They were all in character and all about the tricks 🙂
^^Our view from Herald Square on the way to Port Authority to catch a bus to New Jersey. See you can view these puppies anywhere! This was a really cool experience and we are happy to tell Crew about it again one day when he understands the characters more.
A lot of Chris’s family lives in New Jersey so we went to spend Thanksgiving dinner with the extended family. It was great to still see family on Thanksgiving even when we are home away from home.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Cheers!!