The plan was to get up early on Thursday to head into the city to get a great spot. Well, my sister and her two little ones were going to join us but had to decline as they were still running amok at 11:30pm -- waaayyyy past their bedtime.
Got up 5:20am. Waited to see if Pointy was going to say "I don't want to get up." Got out of the house a little after 6am. Came out of the tunnel at 6:30am. Got a parking space at 6:45am *crossing fingers that parking restrictions were lifted for the holiday* Scoped out B'way between 55the and 56th. Got a corner but the cops said we could no longer stand there because of the traffic light overhead. They had a fear about the light collapsing on heads if a balloon accidentally hits the pole.
We wound up about the same spot we had three years ago. Parade got to our spot on the route at 9:24am. It finished at 11:00am.
We did see the following but don't know who they are: Anika Noni Rose, Ashley Tinsdale, Corbin Bleu, Good Charlotte, Lifehouse, Kay Hanley, Lea Michele & Jonathan Groff from Spring Awakening so the people on some of the floats are nameless. If you know, drop me a line.
Click on Super Cute Hello Kitty or the Energizer Bunny if interested in checking out my photos, 97 of them, taken by both camera and phone *Pointy forgot to recharge battery in camera* from my perspective
Slideshow, where the picture may be bigger than your screen (at least mine)
Or, at your own pace and where the picture is smaller than your screen (at least mine)