What’s New … { Thanksgiving Day Parade }


To all my American buds, I hope you had a SPECTACULAR Thanksgiving Day!!! Hubby and I went to Macy’s 86th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in NY and it was ….. sooo much fun! Clients of mine gave us some great designated seating tickets so we were about to see the broadway plays snippets performed live …. including Matthew Broderick in “Nice Work if You can Get it”, Annie (even the dog performed!!), and more.  We we also able to go to Macy’s Post Parade gathering (which was = yummy foooooood!). Perfect appetizers before we had to zoom back home to start cooking. Aren’t the tix fun and festive looking? 

This is my FAVORITE photos since it has the Empire State Building in the back:


But first, I had to ruuuuun for the train to make it into Manhattan on time, the Shuttle train was ‘decorated’ so appropriately:


Here’s a peek at the inside, I was looking forward to seeing the Papa Smurf float …


Yeaaaaaah, there he is !!!!!

This is another fave of mine SPIDER-MAN (plus, I admit I am was a fan of the animation):

Wow, Charlie Brown grew up … sooo big: . . .

. . . here’s Po’s butt (from Kung Fu Panda animation … another cartoon I watch).


Ok, oooookay, I admit it …. I LOVE to WATCH cartoons!!!! They are so brilliantly written (many times I think more aimed for adult humor than kids), so yes I like watching Spongebob as well (picture me flaring my hands frantically waving hello to him).


It was cool seeing Whoopi Goldberg on a pirates float, other performers were …


. . . comedian Jimmy Fallon, musicians Neon Trees; also Carly Rae Jepsen, Karmin, Snoopy and Woodstock, tons of different festive clowns (not the creepy looking one haha), and the marching bands were AMAZING. I was especially impressed by the band from Mexico as they constantly extended their bodies forward and then back (but in an almost limbo-dance-like back extend w/musical instruments on hand).

I took the train into Manhattan, but hitched a ride back with hubby in the car so we can continue cooking frantically and wait for fam to arrive. The next day, hubby and I had our regular Black Friday tradition … we drive to Home Depot to get our beautiful Christmas tree. The fluffier, greener, and taller the better. We spotted this beauty:

Then we realized that the bottom didn’t fit into out base (YIKES!!!!), but no fret ….. hubby grabbed the saw and turned all mountain man making the tree fit (hooraaaaayy). We still have more to do, so I’ll end here. Have a beautiful FUN day.

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10 Responses to What’s New … { Thanksgiving Day Parade }

  1. noreen says:

    ada - i love comics, too - in writing and movies. my honey bought me the complete “calvin and hobbes”. now our 11-year-old has read it to bits. just yesterday the kids and i went to see “wreck-it ralph” - pretty cute! thanks for sharing the parade - looks awesome!

    • Ada says:

      Glad you liked the parade pics Noreen, and I love staying connected with other ‘kids at heart’ :) BIG fan of Calvin and Hobbes too :) First thing I read in newspapers when I was in my 20s.

  2. homestilo says:

    I haven’t been to the parade in ages. But would happily go if I had such amazing seating! Also glad you had such great weather for it on Thursday.

  3. rooth says:

    The parade looked like it was totally fun - not too cold I hope?

    • Ada says:

      Hi Rooth, it wasn’t too cold at all .. plus we were seated outside of Macy’s = I was just a few steps away from walking inside the store to use the bathroom and get tea.

  4. Nina says:

    I have never been to the parade! I looks fun, maybe I’ll go next year…

    • Ada says:

      Nina, it is sooooo MUCH fun (more when u r not in a crowd = sardine line) seeing those huge floats right above you.

  5. Michelle says:

    Oh that’s so fun! You’re so lucky you get to go. I completely forgot about it this year so I didn’t watch. Happy to see your photos!

    • Ada says:

      Michelle, that happened to me with the Christmas tree lighting this year in Rockefeller Center - I totally forgot to watch it on tv. Well, I’m glad u were able to see the Thanksgiving Day parade through my photos :) Happy holiday!!!

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