We have had a wonderful experience in NYC thus far! Monday night was extremely exciting! We had a dress rehearsal in front of the Macy's store at 11:00p.m. After waiting two hours on the street for our turn to rehearse, we ran onto the "star" in front of Macy's and our music began playing loudly over the speakers. There we were...costumes glittering under the bright lights, television screens surrounding us, the producer yelling camera angles, our friends and family watching us...it was amazing!! There are really no words to explain the feeling we had as we practiced. It was soo much fun and very exciting! The producer himself let out a loud "Wow" after watching our first run through.
Tuesday we enjoyed a 6 hour tour of Manhattan. 5 full buses weaved all over the island and we saw so many interesting sites. Our guides were very knowledgeable and had a talent for catering their commentary to their audience. They were sure to point out where Beyonce lives and where Lady Gaga went to high school!
Today (Wednesday) we have a practice at the local YMCA and then we will enjoy a team Thanksgiving Dinner. Early bed after that! We have to get up at about 4:30 tomorrow morning to prepare for the parade!