Friday, November 28, 2014

Aloha to NYC - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

I spent Thanksgiving with my friend Lisa in NYC to enjoy two holiday icons - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular.  Rest assured, I made reservations at the Fort Meade Officers' Club for my family to enjoy a turkey dinner. 

My family was still sleeping as I boarded my 0-dark-hundred train from the BWI (Lisa caught the train from DC's Union Station).

We thanked the NY National Guard for providing security at NYC's Penn Station.   We spent considerable time navigating the crowds and walking around the closed streets to find a spot along Sixth Avenue.   By the time we arrived, the parade had already started and the crowd was ten deep from the street. Lisa worked her way up to the curb as the snow flurries sent some families home.  I stayed back against a bank window with an overhang. Hence, my view was blocked ... but the balloons were still awesome!

I'm a fan of Hello Kitty ...

... and Paddington Bear.

Here's Finn and Jake from Adventure Time on Cartoon Network.

This fireman made me chuckle ...

... and I craved cookies from the Pillsbury Dough Boy!

My sons grew up with Pikachu ...

... the Red Power Ranger ...

 .... and Sponge Bob. 

Here's Virginia from "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" ...

... and Santa himself.

Have you watched the parade on TV ... or seen it in person?   Stay tuned for more pictures from NYC!


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. Kim -- I went back and forth between Macy's parade and the Philly parade... KISS was too funny -- they forgot to lipsync the words when they were 'performing'....LOL!

  2. I've seen it on TV plenty of times, but never in person. We can't handle the huge crowds.

  3. How cool Kim! Love the photos, especially the Pillsbury Doughboy! I actually haven't ever seen the parade (on tv or in person). Glad you had a good time!

  4. haven't seen it before

  5. I live in Canada and I never miss this parade.

  6. I've watched it many, many times on TV, but never in person.

  7. We used to watch it every year. Now not so much. The last time I watched any of the parade a good friend from high school and his brother were marching as part of the reunion group of Madison
    Scouts Rifle line.