I celebrated Thanksgiving not in eating turkey, but running around like a wild turkey in New York City. And it turned out to be a great day for it. The weather felt more like an early Spring day than late November. Temperature climbed up into the lows 60's, with some occasional sunshine breaking through the clouds. I'm very glad I decided to go, because otherwise I just would have been sitting home alone, being bored most of the day. Watched the Macy's parade, visited the World Trade Center site, spent a brief time in Central Park, went down by the waterfront (where I took the picture below), saw a movie ("The Mist"), hung around Times Square, and just enjoyed the sights and sounds of New York.
This photo of the Statue of Liberty looks a bit misty; I guess because it was somewhat cloudy and also I used the zoom on the camera to get a larger image.
Watch out ! It's a giant Pikachu ! Run for your lives !
Ohhh...wait--it's just a huge balloon...anyone got a Pokeball I can catch him in?
And if a giant yellow Pikachu doesn't scare you, what about a big, green ogre?!
Don't worry--it's just Shrek, floating down the street.
Hmmm...looks like he's looking for loose coins on the ground. Although I would think he'd prefer Greenbacks !
I took a bunch more photos, which I'll put up on my Flickr page over the next day or so.
And speaking of misty and/or scary things, I highly recommend the movie "The Mist". It has some truly frightening scenes and is one of the scarier films I've seen in a long time. Many of the so-called horror movies nowadays are mainly just "slasher" films, with some maniac running around killing people. "The Mist" has suspenseful moments as well as scary scenes. And don't worry, there's violence and gore for those who like that, too.
The only other scary thing yesterday was the bus ride home--it was scary long! It took 5 hours for what is usually a 2.5 hour trip. Left NYC at 11:30 PM, arrived here in Albany at 4:30 AM. Much of the way the bus wasn't going more than 5-10 miles per hour due to all the holiday traffic. I would have stayed over for another day, but just can't afford those hotel prices. Toyed with the idea of going to another late night movie, then hanging around at the bus terminal until morning, but I'd been up since 1:30 AM that morning and didn't think I'd be able to stay awake much longer. Although when I finally got home, I really didn't feel all that tired, except for sore feet from all the walking I'd done .
So, Thanks, NYC, for providing me with a fun day !