Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all had a great long weekend with family and friends. I had an extra long weekend for the holiday. I actually had off Tuesday through Sunday so we could head to New Jersey to spend Thanksgiving with my family. Since I did lots of fun stuff-I will fill you in on it all. Tuesday I was up bright and early for a quick run. I wanted to stretch those legs out before sitting in the car for 4 hours.
We headed out mid-morning. We made sure we had lots of movies to keep Jada entertained for the long ride.
We stopped for lunch in Connecticut. I ordered a pizza salad. I was thinking that it was going to be a small piece of dough with a salad piled on top. Well….it was the size of a regular pizza. It was delicious! I ate all the salad piece and two slices of the crust.
We got to NJ and settled in. I was pleasantly surprised to see this nice bottle waiting in the fridge for me. If you haven’t tried this yet—you need to!
Wednesday I started the morning off with a run. I love running along the Hudson river and taking in the views of NYC. I always try to get at least one run in when I am in the area.
Around lunch time we headed in to NYC to stay with one of Jay’s friends. We were heading in to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday and also to see the balloons get inflated. I took this picture in the tunnel as we were heading through. It is the line that designates NY and NJ. I was always so excited when we passed it when I was a kid.
We grabbed some lunch and then around early evening, we walked to see the balloons. It was really fun. We walked a ton though and of course, my Fitbit broke that morning so I couldn’t even track my steps!
We went home and headed to bed. We were all so tired. We woke bright and early Thursday to head over to another friend’s house to watch the parade. Their place was also on the parade route and we had views from the window in their house. It was awesome!
After watching from inside for a bit, we headed outside to watch.
We had a blast at the parade and headed back to have Thanksgiving with family. Friday we had another day of visiting some more family. Saturday we really had nothing planned and we ended up taking the kids to Chuck E Cheese in the afternoon.
Sunday we left bright and early to get back home and get prepped for the week. We made it home in around 3 hours–which is awesome! I spent the afternoon doing laundry and grocery shopping. We had nothing in our house. Look how full this cart was.
Now it’s back to reality and time to get ready for Christmas!