Steve and I went with Jeff and Celia to watch the Macy’s parade. It was 18 degrees! I don’t know how the folks in the parade managed to keep the smiles on their faces, but they did. I was especially impressed with the bands. Their fingers must have been so cold!
The crowds were light so we got pretty close. Even so, I saw a lot of heads…
But luckily the balloons fly above the crowd!
We gave up and went back to the warm apartment and watched the rest of the parade on TV with a glass of bubbly.
Jeff is getting ready to cook the turkey. We are thankful for it all :-).
Happy thanksgiving to you and yours :-).
On Friday, after Thanksgiving, we went on a road trip to the Storm King Art Center. It is an hour’s drive from the city. Jeff drove, Celia navigated, and Steve and I enjoyed looking out the windows :-).
The 500-acre grounds are perfectly designed to house large-scale modern sculpture. We spent hours walking the site and enjoying a perfect day.
The trees and grasses are perfect accents to the sculpture. And sometimes people are the perfect accent!
The mirrored picket fence was unassuming from a distance but great fun up close, and low.
My favorite was Andy Goldsworthy’s Wall, behind us, below.
This trip was Celia’s idea. She has some really great ideas!
We flew home yesterday. And even though it is always good to be home, we both miss the kids. Luckily, we have been invited to return next Thanksgiving!
It was crisp and clear this morning — a beautiful day for a parade! Lots of people out and about.
On the way back, at Lincoln Center…
Truth be told, I am not a parade lover. But the Macy’s parade, on Thanksgiving, with the kids, is an exception. I do love this experience.
Views from the High Line…
The globe at Columbus Circle, seen from below coming up the stairs from the subway…
A mosaic wall near Chelsea Market…
Our view from the Hilton Garden Inn…
When I got back to the hotel and started putting my stuff on the bed, I realized that I am very monochromatic this trip. Good thing I have a bright green jacket :-).
It’s fast and easy and delicious!
- Wash 1 bag of cranberries.
- Put them in a microwave-safe bowl with 1 cup sugar. (Use 3/4 cup sugar if you like tart cranberry sauce.)
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, then peel back a little to let steam escape.
- Microwave on regular 4 minutes. Stir. The bowl will be hot so use pot holders.
- Microwave another 4 minutes.
- Stir in 1/4 cup brandy OR Grand Marnier OR whatever sounds good to you.
- Cool. Eat, or chill in the refrigerator. Then eat.
Steve and I are visiting Celia and Jeff for Thanksgiving again this year. It could easily become a tradition. We take a laid back approach to viewing the Macy’s parade. We only watch parts of it, from a distance because we all like the balloons the best.
Macy’s Parade 2016 – Street Vendor
Watching the Macy’s Parade 2016
I couldn’t resist the shot when I noticed myself perfectly positioned in someone else’s camera as they were preparing to take a selfie
Celia put her camera on the tripod for our Thanksgiving family photo.
Celia, Jeff, Becky and Steve
Steve and Becky – tree hugging at Lincoln Center
I must not be paying attention when I look in the mirror because I keep expecting to see my younger self in pictures. Everybody else looks great so I’m just going to assume that I do too. And so do you so smile for those pictures.