Wednesday, November 28, 2012

day 26, thankful

It has been 26 days since we have last been in our home.  Thanks Sandy....insert all sorts of expletives here.   Regardless it is Thanksgiving and we have much to be thankful for.  Our neighbors in surrounding areas didn't get as lucky as we did with Sandy.

Our annual Thanksgiving traditions still stood even with our interruption of living situation.  The morning was clear and beautiful for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade  The 17th floor on 6th Avenue once again offered prime viewing.  The crowds were massive and happy.

My favorite new balloon was Hello Kitty.  The little feline had the number one spot in leading the paraders down the lovely streets of little old Manhattan.

Favorite float is once again Santa.  He and the Mrs were looking fine and rested to start off their incredibly busy season. We should  have the work ethic & spirit of that family!

An amazing lunch was held again on Stone Street.  Spots of Stone didn't fare well with Sandy's vengeance.  Fortunately our favorite place to eat turkey made it through the surge.   Colombia, Germany, the UK, Australia and of course we Americans joined together with plentiful food and the best of friendships.  The children enjoyed their annual game of tag on the cobblestone of Stone.  After a few hard weeks it felt perfect be in the comfort of friends who represent our NYC family.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

dear sandy....

you might have tried but NY and NJ will win.

The most incredible photo.