Thanksgiving Part I: The Macy's Day Parade

The Macy's Day Parade, New York City, NY. Happy Thanksgiving! 

Photo credit: My Dad, Sandy Stoll. 

Photo credit: My Dad, Sandy Stoll. 

Some days are just about experience and having fun. Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and enjoying spending time with family.

This morning, my parents and I walked over to watch the Macy's Day Parade. I had never seen it live before because usually I'm traveling during Thanksgiving time, so it was fun actually seeing it in person. We mainly watched it from afar - we were standing around 33rd and Broadway and then later walked to West 35th and 8th to greet those who had just walked in the parade. 

I knew I wanted to get a few frames, just for fun from today, but it was such a funny experience trying to take a picture! Every time I was about to snap a photo, dad would pull me over to take a photo with someone in costume, or he would hand me his iPhone to take his picture. At first I was frustrated because I would wait for something to happen and just as the moment would happen, he would pull me away so I didn't get the shot. I realized though, that today wasn't about getting the shot. It wasn't about working hard to work a scene. It was about spending time with family and enjoying the experience. I'm just thankful to have had the opportunity to spend the day with my family. 

Here are some photographs I took today (even with Dad pulling me away, haha).