I Love a Parade!

Posted by Roneil Icatar On 11/06/2009 10:56:00 PM

So for the first time in my 38 years of existence, I was finally able to attend a championship parade for my beloved New York Yankees.  Since Annalise was home from school anyway, I brought her along.  We also went with my mom and aunt, and the Morin family who go to the same school as Annalise.  I have to say that we were disappointed in the experience, as it was way too crowded where we were, which was right at the end of the parade route at City Hall.  We weren’t able to get near the parade route and could not see anything so we ended up leaving before the parade ended.  We ended up taking the subway back to Times Square where we watched portions of the parade on the jumbo screens there.  It was a pretty cool experience in the end, just being there with thousands of other people, but we’ll have to plan it a little better next year.  (That’s right, I expect another championship next year!) For example, we will need to get there much earlier, and go further south along the route away from City Hall.  Anyway, here are a few pictures that we took to help capture the day.  Click on the picture to see a larger version.  Go Yankees!

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Sometimes, the Yankees are referred to as the “Evil Empire”.  If you look closely at this next picture on the left, you’ll see Darth Vader enjoying the parade (although I would think he’d be able to get a better seat).  Later on, we saw Darth showing his obvious disappointment with the Mets.

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The sea of humanity was daunting.P1000811   P1000816

This was the stage at City Hall where the players ended up.  P1000823

 P1000827We finally ended up at Times Square where the girls played cards.P1000829

2 Response to 'I Love a Parade!'

  1. Tony Stark Said,
    http://www.icatar.com/2009/11/i-love-parade.html?showComment=1257599391228#c5232501473791638232'> November 7, 2009 at 8:09 AM

    Good stuff, Roneil. Unfortunately, I can't wish the Yankees another trip to the World Series next year. They are a well run organization, though. Hope you and the family have a great holiday season.

     

  2. http://www.icatar.com/2009/11/i-love-parade.html?showComment=1257646434446#c248272296519881368'> November 7, 2009 at 9:13 PM

    Thanks Tony. I think the Tigers would have put up a better fight than the Twins. Verlander is scary good.

     

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