Over breakfast we were talking about the holidays, and about what fun it would be to have an office or hotel room overlooking Times Square. And I started thinking.... about the possiblity of booking a room overlooking the Thanksgiving Parade Route. We wouldn't necessarily need a parade view room, just access to a bathroom and heat as necessary. We could certainly stand outside the hotel to view the parade, no matter how nasty the weather was. I just started looking; 2 nights would run about $1,000. Certainly not cheap. But we've been talking about returning to Mystic Seaport over Easter-- we could roll that money into Thanksgiving instead. Right now I'm just at the "thinking about it" stage; I haven't said anything to Peter or the kids yet. But it would be really cool.