Saturday, December 06, 2008

Some Time in New York City

We spent the week of Thanksgiving in New York City, there to bask in the glow of the Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Patriot Marching Band's lead position in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was a great week, with perfect weather (the one day it rained, we were scheduled to be at the Metropolitan Museum and on a bus tour anyhow, so it inconvenienced us not) and no mishaps worth mentioning.

I came home with 1,381 digital pictures. Many of them were duplicates--I like to shoot in burst mode on the theory that usually at least one of the two, three, five shots I squeeze off will be a keeper--so I pared that number down to 700 for the iPhoto album. And from that number I further whittled down to about 500 to share with family and friends. If you're interested, they start here:

Meanwhile, here's a small sampler:

The band approaches!

Three-fourths of the family at the Statue of Liberty (Will was off with the band, of course).

Ellis Island as seen from Liberty Island.

The Statue of Liberty in the morning sun.

Meredith waits for the parade to start.

Poinsettia-festooned trees on the lower level, Rockefeller Center.

Atop the Empire State Building.

Sunset at the World Financial Center.

Christmas Tree in the lobby of the World Financial Center.

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Radio City Music Hall decorated for Christmas.

St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Near Rockefeller Center.