We barely made our 4:40 am (yes, that time is correct). We ran from the car and jumped on the train with about a minute to spare. We had to buy our tickets on the train which cost $5 more. After running we were wide awake... but that didn't last long.
Valerie getting her site lines ready for the parade. We arrived in NYC around 6 am. The parade didn't start until 9 am, but we had to get there early to get a good spot. By the time we got there, people were about 3 deep from the street. We settled for sitting on top of a wall at 65th and Central Park West. We had a great view of the balloons, but not the band or the acts on the ground.
The Macy's star ballons. The crowd swelled as the parade started. The weather was perfect. 60 degrees, blue skies and no wind.
Abby Cadabby. A new balloon this year.
Super Cute Hello Kitty. I didn't realize how big of a head Hello Kitty had.