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Old 11-25-2012, 04:10 PM   #706
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Just wanted to share a bit about our Thanksgiving - you've likely seen these pictures if you are friends with me on Facebook, but for those of you who aren't ... Joe and a friend of ours (Justin) woke up while it was still dark out on Thanksgiving day and headed into Manhattan to claim a front row seat for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Myself and Justin's wife and the kids joined them about an hour before the parade began. It was an ORDEAL getting to them, and seemed hopeless at the time, but after hopping a few police barricades (we had police officers HELP us do it though! LOL!) we made it! Here are some pictures from the parade:


There are over 900 clowns in the parade!


Many wonderful marching bands








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It was a GREAT time, worth getting up early for!!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #707
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what wonderful parade photos! It is on my bucket list to go to NYC one year for the Thanksgiving day parade. I had no idea the women's Olympic team would be there! So fun! I met four of them in Hartford a couple weeks ago. Jordyn Weiber was an absolute sweetheart! I work in the town where Aly lives.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:26 PM   #708
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I love the parade pics! The holidays don't actually start until I've seen Santa at the end of the parade!

Legoland looks awesome. I hope my niece and/or nephew are more into Legos in a couple of years...I would love an excuse to visit.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:06 PM   #709
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What awesome pictures! You definately had great seats for the parade Thanks for sharing them!
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:31 PM   #710
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I agree its a bucket list thing for me to do! I will gladly sit outside waiting for it. i have done the Calgary Stampede a few times, since its not to far and we use to live there. I just love parades!
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:04 PM   #711
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Great photos!! We watched on TV and as the SS float went by and then they stopped to sing, I could not believe my eyes!!! Half of the cast was on the air when I was young. (that is many moons ago!!!) I remembered Susan and Bob and Louis, and I think Susan's husband's name was Gordon. Very nice of the gentlemen to go down there and save you all a spot.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:54 AM   #712
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Originally Posted by brookelizabeth
Just wanted to share a bit about our Thanksgiving - you've likely seen these pictures if you are friends with me on Facebook, but for those of you who aren't ... Joe and a friend of ours (Justin) woke up while it was still dark out on Thanksgiving day and headed into Manhattan to claim a front row seat for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Myself and Justin's wife and the kids joined them about an hour before the parade began. It was an ORDEAL getting to them, and seemed hopeless at the time, but after hopping a few police barricades (we had police officers HELP us do it though! LOL!) we made it! Here are some pictures from the parade:

It was a GREAT time, worth getting up early for!!!
What great pictures and an amazing experience!
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:45 AM   #713
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What great pics of the Thanksgiving day Parade!! I will get us there one year for that!!! Just don't know when!!!

We loved Legoland the year we went. Just wish Jeremy would have been a little bit older (He was 10 1/2 months old when we went!! ) But we are talking about doing it again this year just because he loves Lego's and can sit and do set's all by himself now!! He still loves for us to help him but prefers to do it himself!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:31 AM   #714
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First, I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the way Henry says "WEGO"!


We watched the parade on TV and Kadence ran up to the TV and hugged it when Mickey came on. Told me I had to take a pic. I think it would be awesome to see it front row!
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Wow Brook! You had a fantastic view of the parade!
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #716
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Just wanted to say that I LOVE your pictures from the parade. They are really gorgeous. Glad you had such a great time and such a wonderful viewing area. It looks like a ton of fun!
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I love the parade pics. I can't imagine seeing that parade in person!!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #718
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Such an experience, The Macy's Thanskgiving Day parade. I can honestly say as a New Yorker that I have never seen it in person.

Such a brave and wonderful thing to do.


It has been my Thanksgiving morning thing to do.

What great memories.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:15 PM   #719
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Hey Brook,

Nice photos of the parade... I have to drive up from Philadelphia to NY for it...
(my brother's family was in from CA and they went and saw it... I cooked...)

Ah... the Hollywood Sign... everyone wants to see it and it really isn't that easy to find... I remember one of the times we were in CA we got really good views of it from the Griffith Observatory... also remember reading ( and may want to do someday...I'd like to do a road trip from the Grand Canyon to Disneyland...) that you can take a horseback ride up towards the sign and get pretty close but you have to be at least 12 or so...

Legoland is like the mothership for all little people who like or LOVE Lego... David thought it was Heaven... he was about 5 when we were there... (are you going to let Henry know there's one in Orlando now too?... Actually Legos are really pretty good toys so I think its awesome there's place for them to live out their adoration...

The CBreak at PP looked very cute... never made it over there but really loved the CG... curious to see what you think...

(BTW... It's an awesome thing you've been doing for the victims of Sandy... (PM me info... I'd like to make a donation)...

We lost our power for 8 days and I thought I was going to lose my mind-and it was just power (heat, electricity and wifi)... our house was fine... we still had hot water and a gas range...and we had relatives to turn to in the area...

It is absolutely devastating what so many people are having to live through... loosing so much...)
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #720
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Just wanted to tell you how great your Macy's parade photos are, your husband is great to go down early to secure such a wonderful view for you. Someday I hope to be able to go to New York to see it too. You really did get some awesome shots!
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