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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Travel Log - Day 2 (Thanksgiving)

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 09/02/2006 00:49:00
Updated by Joel Dixon at 14/08/2017 02:57:18


We went to bed early(ish) on day 1 because we wanted to get up early for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. We got to New York about 4 / 5 days earlier than originally planned so that we could catch this event (we figured we'd probably never be in New York around November for a while). I'm really glad we did - because, while corny, the parade was lots of fun. Oh, and I had sausage burritos from Maccas for breakfast - very nice!

Before the parade
The crowd was getting bored when nothing was happening. They were even cheering a policeman walking past at one point

Macy Stars
Macy's was determined to ensure you remembered who's parade it was

Scooby
The mascot is always the first balloon. I think Scooby smelt my left over burrito - because he's coming straight for us!

Sesame
I was a little surprised at how excited I was by seeing the Sesame Street float...

Sesame
... but there was something really cool about seeing the actual puppets...

The Count
... passing by in all their glory (even though they were probably operated by any old hacks)

Oscar
I was happy Bell was quick enough to snap up Oscar

Spongebob
Sponge Bob was a crowd favourite...

Chicken Little
... but couldn't compare with the action that Chicken Little demanded

Peenuts
I thought this was a pretty cool blast from the past

Super Grover
Super Grover is the man!

Ronald
Now I know this dude is after my burrito!

Mr Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head looked pretty happy...

And his nose
... considering he left his spare nose behind

Garfield
Garfield was one of Bell's favourites

Trouble makers
The balloon that injured two of the crowds-people

Red
Red knows that he screwed up!

Bye
While Santa officially ended the parade, I think this guy's classy mix of facial hair and rosy cheeks finished it for me

Afterwards we had some Wendy's (not too bad - but odd slogans on their packaging) and went into an American grocery store. The store was pretty cool - beer in the fridge, but no fresh fruit.

Wendys
Do what tastes right - no matter how stupid it sounds

After a short nap, we had some dinner (mostly candy if I remember correctly) and went to sleep. Seeing a freaking huge blow-up Super Grover can make one tired.


This is the 3rd in the Honeymoon Travel Log series
Day 0 - Travel Log - Day 0 (Flights)Day 1 - Travel Log - Day 1 (New York, New York)Day 2 - Travel Log - Day 2 (Thanksgiving)Day 3 - Travel Log - Day 3 (I can't believe it got colder)Day 4 - Travel Log - Day 4 (What is the deal with "New" York anyway?)Day 5 - Travel Log - Day 5 (J-Dix on the six)Day 6 - Travel Log - Day 6 (Niagara Falls, eh?)Day 7 - Travel Log - Day 7 (Wet Wet Wet)Day 8 - Travel Log - Day 8 (New York, New York ... again)Day 9 - Travel Log - Day 9 (Best NHL Game Ever!)Day 10 - Travel Log - Day 10 (Pittsburgh at last!)Day 11 - Travel Log - Day 11 (Best NHL Game Ever - Mach II)Day 12 - Travel Log - Day 12 (Mr. Dixon goes to Washington)Day 13 - Travel Log - Day 13 (Mr. Dixon ... stays in Washington)Day 14 - Travel Log - Day 14 (Washington Zoo-lander)Day 15 - Travel Log - Day 15 (A Day at the Musuems)Day 16 - Travel Log - Day 16 (Worst NHL Game Ever)Day 17 - Travel Log - Day 17 (A kid in a candy-filled toy store)Day 18 - Travel Log - Day 18 (The only game that really matters)Day 19 - Travel Log - Day 19 (Fare thee well America) Back to Top

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The Sesame St float looks awesome. Super Grover is a fave too.

I think they do actually get hobo's to operate the puppets though, and then let them sleep in the float a few days after the parade has finished.


# Posted - 09/02/2006 13:33:00

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