Some how, some way, be it train, plane, or automobile, we are beginning to plan our Thanksgiving trip up north. "Why go up north where it's cold?" you might ask. Well, our reasons are two-fold: 1) to visit a spend a holiday/early birthday with my dear sis in Chicopee, MA, who's been there for 1.5 years now, and we haven't visited yet, and 2) see a group that we know - the GT Marching Band - in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. First off, our visit to Lena's has been long overdue, and secondly, if one ever is going to see a big parade like Macy's, isn't it more fun to see someone you know in it?
I'm starting a list of things to do while we're up there. If you have any activities that I should definitely not miss, please send them my way. Or if you live up there now and want to meet up with us, let me know! We are planning to be in the city at least 2-3 days - more if we can afford it or find a spot on a friend's floor. On my list so far: the Parade (of course!), MOMA, Lombardi's Pizza (note to self: bring appetite AND cash), maybe a show or two (Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular, Broadway, Birdland, Late Night with Conan O'Brien?), and a couple of fave shopping spots we discovered on our last trip (Pearl River Mart, Manhattan Portage, Rizzoli Bookstore, etc.)
My friend Val and potentially her DH are interested in heading up that way too, so we've got a carpool going at this point. If we drive, we may stop halfway and stay with some of her family. Also, DH has found a spot on the way that he wants to stop and see - check out his post from Sunday. All recommendations welcome!