Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Parade Balloons

Happy Thanksgiving! As you no doubt know, every year New York City hosts the Macy's Day Parade, a televised event which consists of huge helium-filled balloons floating down Broadway for like 40 blocks. Well, we will not be here (read: awake) tomorrow morning to attend the parade itself, but I got a more intimate experience with the balloons today. Turns out they inflate the balloons with helium the day before the parade in the middle of W. 77th Street (for those of you that don't remember, we live on W. 76th, so this happened in our 'hood.) Check out my pictures of the big "blow-up"!
This pic of Ronald's four-story shoe should give you an idea of the ginormousness of these balloons. 

Here's Pokemon's hand (or paw).
Here's a face-down Smurf. (He's not fully inflated yet.)
And my favorite, the Energizer Bunny series! 

1 comment:

Ichigo Tamago said...

The Energizer Bunny is the coolest. It looks like a t-shirt I saw here the other day. Weird.