Photo of the Week: Celebrating the 93rd Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit

Sesame Street favorite Elmo wearing a white-trimmed hat

I was up early before the sun rose on Thanksgiving Day.

Not to start making rolls and side dishes to accompany our turkey dinner later in the day.

I was on my way to Detroit to watch the annual Thanksgiving Day parade in person, along with thousands of other people who joined me on a cold, gray morning to line Woodward Avenue.

Now known as America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, this year’s parade didn’t disappoint with its imaginative floats, fantastic multi-story balloons, clowns, and Big Heads. Continue reading Photo of the Week: Celebrating the 93rd Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit

Celebrating the 91st Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit

Animal the drummer Muppet balloon with bright pink hair and big orange nose

What a wonderful way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday at the 91st Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit, now known as America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

I woke up early this morning to claim my spot on Woodward Avenue, along with thousands of other Michiganders, to watch the annual parade of floats, balloons, clowns, and marching bands. Continue reading Celebrating the 91st Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit

Celebrating the Holiday at the 90th America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Big Heads, papier-mâché heads of singer Aretha Franklin and Detroit hockey player Gordie Howe

It’s our first year here. I can’t believe how much fun it is to see the parade in person!

The young women and her husband sat next to me on the sidewalk along Woodward Avenue.

We quickly exchanged names as we settled in to watch the parade. Her two young children oohed and aahed as the parade floats slowly traveled by us. Continue reading Celebrating the Holiday at the 90th America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade