Friday, November 26, 2010

A Magical Morning On Thanksgiving Day

What American child has not grown up watching Macy's Thanksgiving Parade on television, enthralled by the huge balloons gliding through the skyscraper canyons?

So you will understand when I say that I squealed like an 8 year old girl when I went in search of the parade yesterday morning, and stumbled across this:

Although most streets were blocked off, there was a small opening in the barriers that had been set up to close off the sidewalk.  No police or guards were in sight.  I walked through the park, and was thrilled to get a close look at the balloons and their handlers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

  1. I really like the idea of calling people who manage giant balloons "handlers". It's probably much easier to put one down than for an animal handler.