We spent Thanksgiving in New York this year. My husband had the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on his personal bucket list, so I booked a room at the Waldorf Astoria last Christmas (and got a pretty great rate on a pretty great room by booking that far ahead.)
Of course this was the first year my kids didn’t have the entire Thanksgiving week off of school, but it was the first year that my husband did, so we took advantage of his time off and left town. Sorry, teachers. We made them read while we were gone, I swear.
I had about a million reservations before the trip. How would the kids do in the city? How would they handle all of the walking? Would we freeze?
We got SO lucky. The weather was amazing, cold but totally comfortable for walking around. It felt like fall, like a holiday, and it was perfect. They did whine a little about the walking, but considering we walked 9 miles on the first day, I was whining (on the inside) too, let’s be honest.
This was our first Thanksgiving away from home, but I’m already thinking of where we might go next year.