Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NY Thanksgiving

What better way to start off November than to post about a memorable Thanksgiving.

One of my most favorite holiday memories was when I spent Thanksgiving in New York City. In the fall of 2005 my brother passed away, obviously I was having a very difficult time. My aunt, mom's sister, was going to New York for Thanksgiving to visit my cousins and I was invited to go along. I remember getting the phone call from my aunt. I cannot tell you how stoked I was. Perfect timing let me tell you. It was a vacation I definitely needed. Needed to just get away from real life. This was one my my favorite vacations. One little thing though, we all were on different flights. Have I mentioned I hate flying?!?

Well, I did it, I survived the flight...obviously. We got there. All of met at the airport and took a taxi together to my cousin's apartment. I wasn't too involved in the activity planning because my going was last minute.  I requested two things: one was to see the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade..LIVE!!! This has been on my bucket list for forever. I watch it every year. The second was to go ice skating at Rockefeller Center. Other than that, I was up for anything. We had Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant...first time for everything right. That is pretty normal out there. Most restaurants were booked up months in advance.

Morning of the Macy's Parade. I think we got up at like 4am.
 Oh how I used to be obsessed with love firemen.
The gang
Walking around the city it started to pour on us. But I seriously didn't even care...the energy of NY was amazing!!

This day was the most freezing day I remember of the entire trip. It was crystal blue skies. But I swear the weather was in the teens. It was absolutely bone chilling cold. You can hardly see my face, I had to be totally bundled up.
I highly recommend anyone going in the winter to wear long coats...my legs were definitely frozen.
But with the girls, I had to unravel so we could get a cute photo with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.

We drove out the the Hamptons. We all wanted to see what the big hype is. Just ginormous homes. Like ridiculously huge!!! We walked around Sag Harbor. Such a cute little town.
Touching the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.
 Beautiful sunset over Sag Harbor

On our last day in the morning, we saw the Rockettes. I have seen them numerous times, but it never gets old. It is a fun, entertaining show. Definitely recommend it.
And of course we made it to Rockefeller Center to ice skate.

I will never forget the memories made on this trip. It was one of the best things that happened to me in 2005. We all had a blast together. Wonderful memories were made. Being in NY during this holidays is something everyone should do at least once. The energy. The decor. The weather. It feels like the holidays out there. I loved it. I want to go back so badly and make new holiday memories with Tony.


Joan said...

I would love to visit new york someday... I'm looking forward to seeing more posts!

New follower from the fest...stop by if you'd like!! :)

Lyndsay said...

I agree with you. There's no place like NYC during the holidays. I forget how spoiled I am living just 2 hours away. I hope you get to go back soon!

Lyndsay @ Simply Lyndsay

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

wow!! i am jonesing to go out there now for thanksgiving!!! what a fun time!

Lori said...

looks like SO MUCH FUN. that sunset is just gorgeous. we spent new years in new york, which is huge since we're from hawaii and i froze my butt off, haha!