If I haven’t mentioned it before – I like sleep…..and I didn’t get much, a combination of a late night and early morning obviously means I was tired..

The first thing on the agenda was to go and watch the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, we were out the door by 8am and wondered around trying to find somewhere decent to watch from. The weather was nothing more than a typical Manhattan day from what I can tell, dull and pouring with rain so standing outside wasn’t the greatest thing (the result of this is that I now have a cold). We stayed for a few hours and then decided to go back inside and warm up, we were soaking and cold so it was a welcome event.

New York 2006
New York 2006
New York 2006

The next item on the agenda was to go into Times Square, we were warned about the amount of people that would be there but we weren’t prepared for the amount of people that actually were there, plus the weather was still an issue. We had two tasks in Time Square, the first was to find where the camera on www.earthcam.com was and the second was to find David Blaine. The first one was successful however finding David Blaine was a different matter, every cop we asked had no idea where he was and although we didn’t explore too much we still have no idea where he was hiding.

The final stop was to Ground Zero – the site of the World Trade Centre. It’s hard to believe that it’s a little over 5 years since I awoke to the breaking news, seeing it in real life after seeing it so many times on TV makes you realise just how much damage was done.

New York 2006
New York 2006
New York 2006

After we decided to go back and dry off and spend the rest of the evening getting over the days walking ready for another day, this time (we hoped) with better weather.