The day before, we modeled the latest in nonchalant street fashion while checking out the Macy's parade balloons being inflated.
"Why does it take so long?" asked an at first excited but then increasingly impatient Lara.
The next day, we made our way to the back of the float line-up, aka the loosey-goosey no-rules sure-kid-go-ahead-and-climb-up-on-this-thing section of the otherwise very strict parade. Care bears? Check.
Delta's homage to Central Park? Check.
What's left of the Smurf village after Gargamel and Azriel get their hands on it? Check.
A lot of height is required for ideal parade watching condition. Daddy's shoulders are pretty good...
... but way up on top of a jagged rock is better.
Afterwards, we had energy to spare, but we did see these three tired bears.