This was my first Thanksgiving to stay in the city, and my first time to watch the parade in person. I went out on Wednesday night to try and see the balloons get blown up, but the crowds were crazy and I quickly lost interest. Thursday I was lucky enough to have an amazing vantage point at 69th and CPW (thank you SO much, Liz!) to see the parade. Since we sat still the entire time, GPS worked but isn't very exciting. I did get a little camera-happy, so here is the parade pretty much play-by-play. The first few pics are of Central Park as we walked over. The colors were amazing.