We had a wonderful Thanksgiving in New York City! My sister, Mom and Mimi came up to celebrate. We wore ourselves out trying to fit everything in and I had to spend all day Sunday in bed recuperating!
My family arrived on Wednesday afternoon and it seemed like it took them FOREVER to get to our apartment. They rode on the Super Shuttle from JFK and they said it was the most horrible thing they have ever experienced! They thought they were going to die or throw up on the ride. On Wednesday night we ate NY style pizza, took a tour of Columbia, went to Times Square and Grand Central Station and then walked up 5th Avenue. Then we had to go home and get in bed because we had a very early Thursday morning!
Thursday bright and early we headed out to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We got to the parade route around 7 am – 2 hours before the parade started. We were about 3 people back but the 2 rows in front of us all had chairs so we had a perfect view. The parade was good and a lot of fun. The floats were so huge up close and they weren’t very high up in the air. On TV it looks like they are so high but they were really pretty close to the ground.
After the parade we came home and ate Thanksgiving dinner. Delicious! We had a cheese and grape plate for appetizer, Caesar Salad, turkey, cheddar mashed potatoes, green beans, vegetable medley, crescent rolls, stuffing, gravy and banana pudding. Yummy! It was all so good and we had plenty of left overs. Thanksgiving afternoon we just chilled out, played games, and took a nap.
Friday was a busy day! First, we took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. I enjoyed going to Ellis Island and seeing all the different areas and learning the process of being “processed.” Then, we at lunch at Peanut Butter and Company – I of course ate the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, Dana got peanut butter and banana, Mom got a white chocolate, orange marmalade and almond sandwich, Mimi got Fluffernutter and Bill got PB&J. Then it was off for some shopping in SoHo and Chinatown. Everyone got “very good prices” in Chinatown on some COACH purses, wallets and a Chanel purse. Friday night Dana, Mom and Mimi went to the Radio City Music Show to see the Rockettes. They said it was a great show! The best they had ever seen!
Saturday was another busy day! We got up and went to Rockefeller Center to see 30 Rock and the skating rink, then we went to the top of the Empire State Building. The visibility was really great – 25 miles! After the ESB we went to Macy’s and saw Santaland and the ball that will drop in Times Square on New Year’s. Finally, we took a carriage ride around Central Park.
We had such a good time! It was very warm and very cold over Thanksgiving weekend. Such weird weather. Now, we are looking forward to Christmas vacation. I will arrive on December 18 and Bill will arrive December 21! We can’t wait to see everybody and go to Wal-Mart
I can’t post any of my pictures until December 1 because I have met my quota for the month of November. So, check back for pictures of Thanksgiving weekend.