Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishes for a happy and blessed Thanksgiving to all who are reading!

Will you be watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in-between checking the potatoes and stuffing the turkey?  Aren't those balloons that we see awesome!  According to Wikipedia:
The balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade come in three varieties. The first and oldest is the novelty balloon class, consisting of smaller balloons, some of which fit on the heads of the performers. The second, and most famous, is the full-size balloon class, primarily consisting of licensed pop-culture characters. The third and most recent is the "Blue Sky Gallery," in which the works of contemporary artists are transformed into full-size balloons.
I didn't even know there were three different "classes" of balloons!
One thing that I watch for lately is our South Dakota float!  It's always fun to see Mount Rushmore National Memorial floating by!  The float is named "Mount Rushmore's American Pride" and also features the Black Hills National Forest and Badlands National Park.  Hopefully this will encourage more tourism to our area.  This is the third year that this float has appeared in the Macy's parade.  Don McLean, singer and songwriter, will be aboard the float this year.  Keep your eyes open for our South Dakota float!