Tuesday, December 26, 2006

New York Holidays

Back when my mother-in-law was still alive, I drove the kids uptown to her every day starting at 6:30 a.m. At this time of year it is still dark so the lighted displays along 6th Avenue really stood out. Last year we dispensed with this tradition due to the transit strike but this year I decided to bring it back. It took 3 mornings to do it all.

The first day, we forgot the camera, it was all about the Rockefeller Center Tree (see yesterday's post).

The second day we drove uptown (this year at 7:30 a.m. so it was a bit lighter out) with the windows open and Fiddler on the Roof blaring from the cd player. (The third day was timed to catch the big Menorah with 7 lights. Since we were in motion, all we got was the center of the Menorah and no lights. We did see them though!And finally, a few more pictures from yesterday.The Saks' windows did not photograph well so I only put one up -- the one featuring the NYC skyline of course!

Tomorrow, errands and maybe Indian food for lunch -- and, perhaps the Macy's windows.


Ann said...

I love seeing the photos of NYC this time of the year..thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

oh what fun! I'm so glad I could 'clickie to biggie' and have spent a number of minutes just gazing in awe. thanks loads!

Anonymous said...

This is our third year in CT and every December we say we'll go into the city and see the lights, yet we never do. Thanks for giving me the peek I've always wanted :)