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Glad you enjoyed and those seats are steep! Very cool to see the parade balloons being filled.
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Those seats did look scary steep, but the show sounded fun. Impressive walking 40 blocks at midnight in the cold.
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My goodness those seats were high up! I'm glad you enjoyed the show - we absolutely loved it when we saw it in London, but I've heard nothing but good reviews of it. I'm surprised to hear there have been any negative reviews.

That was quite the walk back and what a shame you couldn't get any closer to the balloons.
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Those seats are so high up We saw one play on Broadway, I think it was "Into the Woods" and our seats were up high like that. Glad your "stroll" at midnight worked out.
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Glad you all enjoyed Aladdin. I saw it on Broadway and thought it was good but certainly not the best of Disney's Broadway shows. It's amazing how much walking you actually do in NYC but you were certainly troopers doing it after Midnight in the cold temps!
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Ha ha, I noticed that!

I'm glad that you loved Aladdin! We loved it too, even though I agree the seats are crazy small. I think my seat was close to where yours was.

I was so surprised about Matt when it happened..I was like...but he was just there! hahaha


I really should just lose weight (easier said than done) and then at least I could fit a little more comfortably in the seats.


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Glad you enjoyed and those seats are steep! Very cool to see the parade balloons being filled.

Very steep...it really is scary.


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Those seats did look scary steep, but the show sounded fun. Impressive walking 40 blocks at midnight in the cold.

I know, I can't believe we walked the whole way...but we got some exercise then at least.


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My goodness those seats were high up! I'm glad you enjoyed the show - we absolutely loved it when we saw it in London, but I've heard nothing but good reviews of it. I'm surprised to hear there have been any negative reviews.

That was quite the walk back and what a shame you couldn't get any closer to the balloons.

It was scary. Luckily when the show started I was more absorbed into that and didn't think about the height then.


I was so bummed we couldn't get up close to the balloons. I am glad we had the opportunity a few years ago.


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Those seats are so high up We saw one play on Broadway, I think it was "Into the Woods" and our seats were up high like that. Glad your "stroll" at midnight worked out.

Did you like it? I am not a big fan of the movie...though I have watched it 3 times.


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Glad you all enjoyed Aladdin. I saw it on Broadway and thought it was good but certainly not the best of Disney's Broadway shows. It's amazing how much walking you actually do in NYC but you were certainly troopers doing it after Midnight in the cold temps!

Hopefully some day I can see some more!


It does seem easier to walk in NYC though...with all the sights to see it goes by pretty fast.
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Thursday Nov. 23, 2017, Thanksgiving

We got up early and got ready. We grabbed some breakfast so we would make it through the day!
Geoff and Gail were a bit faster and already off to get a spot for the parade, so we texted them and found them easily.

nyc150 by Jenseib, on Flickr

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They were early but still not early enough to get right up by the street, but still a good spot.

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It quickly started filling up and I was acting as bouncer for our location. We had to save enough space for the rest who would come later. Many tried to go through and stand in front of us and I would let them know they couldn’t. Some complained that it wasn’t fair for us to be saving spots and Gail would chime in that maybe next time you should get up earlier.

parade23 by Jenseib, on Flickr

It was a bit chilly this year. We had hand warmers and feet warmers, though I swear mine didn’t seem to be warming all that much on my toes. 2 years ago when we came to the parade, Claire and I were lucky enough to be invited by my friend Brook to watch the parade from the old Amazon building. Brook was hoping to get this chance again and so were we. As it got closer, Brook decided they were going to go out of town for Thanksgiving since they had no word about it being available. Of course right after they made their plans they were alerted to availability to watch from the building again. Too late, so Claire and I had “slum it” this year with the rest of the family.

As it got closer to the parade time, other family members arrived.

parade22 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Abby had some snacks.

nyc84 by Jenseib, on Flickr

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We talked about how last time we were here Geoff had brought a turkey hat and we just laughed and laughed. We saw some people down the way wearing them and again we just totally laughed.

Just a reminder of Geoff’s hat last trip.

turkeyhead1 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Well he was not to be outdone and he told Aunt Mary he needed something out of her bag. So he was digging around and we kind of stopped paying attention to him as he was pretty much inside her bag…head first….and then came out with this!

nyc152 by Jenseib, on Flickr

nyc20 by Jenseib, on Flickr

As you can see, Claire and Alexis were very embarrassed. hahahaha

nyc304 by Jenseib, on Flickr

I thought it looked tasty!

nyc153 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Abby gave it a try.

nyc154 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Soon the parade was starting! Again, some of my pictures are out of order, so I will try to put them in the best order I can.

nyc300 by Jenseib, on Flickr

nyc301 by Jenseib, on Flickr

It was neat to see it all from the street level as last time we were above everything.

parade21 by Jenseib, on Flickr

nyc92 by Jenseib, on Flickr

nyc302 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade1 by Jenseib, on Flickr

I believe this is Patty LaBelle.

nyc93 by Jenseib, on Flickr

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nyc97 by Jenseib, on Flickr

I think this is Angelica Hale.

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nyc99 by Jenseib, on Flickr

PARADE26 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Now we may not have gotten to go to the Jimmy Fallon show….but we still got to see him!!!

parade2 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade3 by Jenseib, on Flickr

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nyc101 by Jenseib, on Flickr

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He was running all over that thing.

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Miss America, Cara Mund

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parade19 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade31 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade32 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Stop taking my picture!!!

nyc155 by Jenseib, on Flickr

nyc21 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Sara Evans.

parade33 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade34 by Jenseib, on Flickr

And of course everyone knows the Teenage Mutant Turtles.

parade35 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade36 by Jenseib, on Flickr

It’s listed at Kat Graham, but being I have no clue who she is…..not sure if she is on there and who the other 2 are.

parade37 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade39 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade40 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Another Celebrity who has hidden his face….actually I think it is Flo Rida.

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The Goo Goo Dolls

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Smokey Robinson…who was stopped in front of us for a while and did not look to excited to be there.

parade45 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade11 by Jenseib, on Flickr

I took a bunch of pics and he looked bored….and then finally he gave a wave.

parade17 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade12 by Jenseib, on Flickr

And this is some celebrity…but I can’t figure who it is from the list.

parade46 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade47 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Speaking of the Grinch….did you see there is a new Grinch movie coming out….it looks amazing!

We just laugh at the Elf on the Shelf….or should we say….Squatty Potty Elf.

parade48 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade49 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade50 by Jenseib, on Flickr

And 98 degrees! Yes, nick was waving right at ME!!!!!!

parade16 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade51 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade13 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade14 by Jenseib, on Flickr

This is 125 of Macy’s employees.

parade52 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Bebe Rexha

parade4 by Jenseib, on Flickr

I believe this is Cam

parade9 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade8 by Jenseib, on Flickr

And this I believe is Sabrina Carpenter

parade10 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Again some of these are out of order as they appeared in the parade. Sorry.


And then last but not least….Santa…and I got an awful picture.

parade24 by Jenseib, on Flickr

This one was a little better.

parade15 by Jenseib, on Flickr

parade25 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Another great parade! It was a lot of fun, but we were now cold and many had to use the bathroom, so we started making our way back to the Marriott.

The line to get back in is crazy long after the parade. They have security there and you have to queue just to get to the elevator. We decided to head to Starbucks and Gail went in and I waited outside with Claire and Alexis…..who were cold!!!!

nyc193 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Gail finally made it through the line and got what she wanted and then we decided to head back in. The line had gone down and soon we were back at our room where we were warm and could use the bathroom!!!

Time for showers and to get ready for our Thanksgiving meal.

Abby was ready for her feast!

nyc157 by Jenseib, on Flickr

We headed down to the restaurant and soon were seated. Last time, Geoff had gotten a big chocolate turkey as a surprise on our table. It was so good too. I found out he did get one this year as well and we just didn’t tell the kids.

nyc306 by Jenseib, on Flickr

nyc195 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Somebody had not handled it well though and the back end was all smashed and broken. Now we weren’t upset, because we had one 2 years ago, but if this had been our first, we would have. I believe Geoff did call them to let them know it was broken later though. I sure hope they either gave him a partial refund or a discount for the future as this chocolate was expensive.

nyc212 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Family picture….and I have the sun in my eyes and look crazy.

nyc213 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Time to eat!

nyc307 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Mirrored ceiling.

nyc308 by Jenseib, on Flickr

Thanksgiving meal would not be complete without checking your phone.

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We had a great view too.

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nyc311 by Jenseib, on Flickr

nyc196 by Jenseib, on Flickr

nyc25 by Jenseib, on Flickr
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Great pictures of the parade. I must confess that I don't know who most of the people in the parade were. Your Thanksgiving dinner looks very good. Sorry the turkey was broken.
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Great spot for the parade. How early did you get there to get a spot? You and you're family are true NYers telling people tough luck if they wanted to stand in front of you
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Great pictures of the parade! You were definitely on the right side of the street to see Jimmy Fallon! Geoff is seriously the best uncle! It always seems like he makes everything so fun for the kids and all of you!


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Great photos from the parade and you all certainly enjoyed it even with the cold weather! Nice start to your dinner, even with a broken turkey!
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:46 PM   #57
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Parade looks like a lot of fun, and your meal looks delicious.
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Awesome Thanksgiving! Great spot for the parade! Love all your photos. That turkey hat is so cool.
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Now that is the way to do Thanksgiving. Family, street side viewing of the Macy's parade and a great meal with a chocolate turkey. You did well with the pictures even though you were not close. Claire has really grown since we saw her at Disney several years ago. Very pretty.
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Such wonderful parade pictures Jenn!!! Your family is amazing how they love to do all these things together. I've eaten at the restaurant that you had your Thanksgiving dinner at several times! It has great views of Times Square.
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