Until this year, I had never considered actually *going* to the parade! But, we live just about half an hour from the parade route now, so why not go? SO MUCH FUN! Next year we'll head out earlier so we can get a better view...we could see the major balloons and tip tops of some floats. We could also hear the bands but it would have been nice to see everything!
After the parade we walked through Central Park. It was such a wonderful day!
We had to be up bright and early in order to even have a chance at getting close to the parade route! The parade began at 9am. We were up and out the door at 6:45 and at our spot by 7:45!
Big crowd! And, it got even more packed! Over time, people got fed up with standing and many people left, allowing us to move in closer (but not much). It was still packed though!