2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, from the street

This Thanksgiving, my wife and I went to New York City!  It’s been one of her dreams to visit NYC and attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  This was the first time I’ve ever been, despite having done my PhD in upstate New York.

The parade was a great time! It officially started at 9:00 am Thanksgiving Day, but it took 30 minutes to reach us at our vantage point at 6th Avenue and 48th Street.  We arrived very early to see it — reaching the parade route at 7:30 am — but still ended up about three rows back from the street.  This wasn’t a big deal, because we still had a great view and the parade goers around us were remarkably friendly and enthusiastic.

I took TONS of photographs at the parade!  I’m posting the highlights in a gallery below the fold, for those who are interested in seeing what Macy’s parade looks like when not carefully edited for television.

There were so many parade pictures, and not too much to say about them, so I simply put them in a gallery!  I’ll do a more detailed post about the rest of our trip to NYC soon.

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