Nov 272014
 

Goooood morning, and happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. friends! Today I’m at my aunt’s apartment in NYC, and we had a great time watching the parade this morning right from the window of her apartment on the Upper West Side.
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There’s nothing better than rolling right out of bed, opening the window, and hearing the sounds of marching bands and seeing this:

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Heyyyy, Snoopy!

After watching the parade from the window for a while, we eventually threw on our heavy coats, hats, and gloves and headed downstairs to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade from the street.

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Since we were toward the back of the crowd we couldn’t see much of the ground-level entertainment (e.g., dancers, marching bands, etc.) but we could see everything else!

Here’s “Mother Earth” on her flamingo…

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And a baseball-themed float that Fabio really liked (who is surprised?).

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Apparently those people on top of the platform there are in the band American Authors, who sang “Best Day of My Life” when they made it to Macy’s a little later. Cool!

There was also a float from SeaWorld (which followed a float from Royal Caribbean) which made me think that maybe businesses that aren’t doing too well shell out a lot of money for floats in the parade. It was interesting to see, to say the least.

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Either way, it was cool float! Hey, Shamoo!

Here’s a balloon for FDNY! Ever since September 11, there is just so much respect and pride for NYPD and FDNY. It was really nice to hear the cheer that went up when this balloon went by. :)

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I’m not sure why they needed to make him overweight, but I guess that’s a discussion for another day.

All in all, I could not think of a more fun way to spend my Thanksgiving morning, than with my guy enjoying the sights and sounds of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from the streets of NYC.

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After about half an hour of standing outside in the cold and snow (it started snowing shortly after I took this picture) we retreated back inside for mimosas and scones from Levain bakery.

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Such a fun Thanksgiving morning! Now I’m off to go hang out with Fabio some more and enjoy this holiday. We have lots of fun family time and food on the agenda for later, so I’m just trying to relax and enjoy this wonderful day! There will be time to run off the calories later. ;)

Before I sign off for the day, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all so much for stopping by each day to read my little slice of the internet. I am incredibly lucky to have a hobby that has turned into a community filled with dedicated readers who come back each and every day. You all mean so much to me, and I feel so blessed for this opportunity to chat with you all, and hopefully inspire you to lead happier, healthier lifestyles. Thank you so much!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Questions of the day: Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade? Have you ever seen it in person? What are you thankful for?

 Posted by on November 27, 2014
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