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But I would walk 500 miles, And I would walk 500 more

November 28, 2008

We walked a hell of a lot today!  This is not an exaggeration.

Our day started at 4:30 CST in order to get a great spot for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  We started across from Central Park and then got antsy because it was two hours until the parade began.  So we started our adventure in the city.  I think we now have a pretty good grasp of the Subway System.  We ended up near Times Square and was “cattled” towards the Square where we watched the Parade. We couldn’t see the High School Marching Bands very well, but we had a great view of the Balloons and some of the floats.  And we now have bragging rights to being one of over 3 million other spectators and I think most of them were crammed into the square!
Times Square before Parade - Some of the 3 million spectators...many more behind us!

Times Square before Parade - Some of the 3 million spectators...many more behind us!

Buzz Lightyear one of many balloons in this years Parade.

Buzz Lightyear one of many balloons in this years Parade.

Santa Clause - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Santa Clause - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Longest Escalator I've ever been on...NYC Subway system.

Longest Escalator (on the Right and Left) I've ever been on...NYC Subway system.

Next came Wall Street and Battery Park.  I really enjoyed just looking at the buildings, churches and cemeteries in this area.  I saw lady Liberty from a great distance.  We did not have time to take a closer look this time. Then we were off to a fabulous Thanksgiving Lunch, and it was a feast at a little Steakhouse near Wall Street.

Trinity Chapel looking down Broad Street standing on Wall Street

Trinity Chapel looking down Broad Street standing on Wall Street

After lunch we walked the perimeter of the World Trade Center attack. 

St. Paul's Churchyard looking towards WTC site

St. Paul's Churchyard looking towards WTC site

Then we strolled over to Chinatown…I wish I had had the opportunity to take more pictures in this area. 

Fowl in the window of a Chinese Market - Chinatown, NYC

Fowl in the window of a Chinese Market - Chinatown, NYC

Strange Taste Cuisine - Chinatown, NYC  Do you think they might of meant Unique Taste Cuisine?

Strange Taste Cuisine - Chinatown, NYC Do you think they might of meant Unique Taste Cuisine?

Next stop was Union Square and the Flat Iron District…so many cool things to see everywhere.  Grand Central Station is just that “Grand”.  Finally it was off to Central Park at night, I’m sure mine and Mark’s Moms are not going to be happy about that.  But it was a lot of fun and a big adventure. 

The Flat Iron Building

The Flat Iron Building

Empire State Building lit for Thanksgiving

Empire State Building lit for Thanksgiving

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

Interior Grand Central Station

Interior Grand Central Station

From in front of Grand Central Station looking at Chrysler Building

From in front of Grand Central Station looking at Chrysler Building

Lion in front of Public Library

Lion in front of Public Library

Imagine - I took a much better shot, but can't find it.

Imagine - I took a much better shot, but can't find it.

Washington Square

Washington Square

I’m too tired to do any witty blogging and we just got screwed on the Tollway and have sat in traffic for the last 45 minutes.  I can’t wait to find a place to sleep tonight.  It looks like we will head to D.C. because the weather in Buffalo looks to be rough with pulling a trailer…I’ll get to the trailer tomorrow.

I guess Mark and I managed to blend as we were asked many times for directions both street level and in the Subway.  By the end of the day we were even able to give credible directions.

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One comment

  1. I’m sure its really a good parade. Hope to see the pictures soon.
    Thanks 🙂



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