the conductor was so authentic, had a megaphone, great voice, and truly lived his part.
as we entered santaland, everywhere you turned there was something to see. the elves were busy working, getting the line moving, taking pictures, and greeting the passerbys. they were so friendly and really did a great job of getting the line to move.
the details that went into each of the scenes was just beautiful, you really couldn't see it all.
seth has said he always wanted a tree like this and i of course said it would be impossible. again i was proven wrong by macy's that nothing is impossible and there really are miracles on 34th street- seth gets real excited seeing it and states, "look mom, i told you, you could do it." so after walking through santaland at the end we met up with santa only to have claire refuse to take a picture - figures!
we spent a little time in macy's exploring the very small toy section and claire loved the puppets. we thought about venturing out to see all the window displays, but halfway down the kids were more excited about getting to the zoo than seeing window displays. we walked around a bit and clint got to see the madison square garden, which totally made his day. yet i'm sure he would have liked it more if we would have seen maybe a fight there. o well maybe next time.
so we walked to the next subway stop, and along the way were harassed and followed by people trying to get us to buy tickets to the ny skyline and the empire state building.
they not only followed us one block, but some would have probably treked the second if i had not stepped in. clint was just encouraging him after i specifically said stay the course and don't make any eye contact. he thought it was hilarious, i found it annoying. and even more irritating when one of them said we looked like millionaires and i barked back that neither one of us even had a job - so there. i know a bit overboard, but if you would have heard them you probably would have too, well maybe not, i tend to over react.
so after that fiasco, we entered the train and got off at columbus circle, wow is all i can say. there was so many different booths at the holiday market that i'm pretty sure my brain was on creative overload and probably came up with 20 different careers i could pursue.
we thought about riding the horse and carriage, but they actually stunk real bad, with their poop bag in tow.
when we arrived at the zoo, the kids loved that it was still full of snow and animals that they had never layed eyes on.
we then walked over to the children's zoo and boy was that full of photo ops. they basically had a playground at every stop.