Thursday, November 25, 2010

Parade Time Warp

Right now I'm sitting on my couch watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. But let's go back a few hours. . . .

(Picture wavy lines, fog and spooky music here.)

Hubster and I stumbled out of bed at some ridiculous hour to dress in many layers and walked up to the end of our block to take photos of some of the floats being set-up.

These horses would soon be hitched to

the Calliope Wagon.

Yes, it was just about this dark!

Before too long, "rosy-fingered Dawn" appeared, (Bonus points to anyone who knows from where I'm quoting.

and it became easier to see what we could see.
(Photos can be clicked on to view in a larger size.)

Brooklyn cousins living in faraway places, this one's for you!

Because of the barriers set-up to facilitate a smooth-running Parade, we could only walk a few blocks. So we decided to get breakfast at Lenny's.

(Here comes the wavy lines, fog and spooky music again.)

And here we are in present time. Hubster is taking a nap before we go to Thanksgiving dinner with friends later today. And I'm viewing the Parade from a front-row seat--my couch!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Pat said...

Thanks for the pictures Mary. My Mom and I are watching the parade now (while the turkey cooks) and she'll love seeing these pictures.

YesterUkes said...


Anonymous said...

"Rosy-finger'd Dawn"?

Tell Bob I'm going to start calling him Telemachus.

stringplay said...

Possibly my favorite post ever. It is almost like being there with you only I didn't have to get up so early. The downside is I didn't get Lenny's either. Great, great photos. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving.

Bubblesknits said...

How very neat to see everything before the crowds. :)

minipurl said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you so much :)