An Adventure at the Rose Parade ~
Although unseasonable cool, the grey skies did not dampen the colorful beauty of the Tournament of Roses Parade! There were exactly 41 floats, 19 marching bands and 20 equestrian units happily marching 5.5 miles down Colorado Blvd.
Through some close friends, we were able to get a pass which allowed us to park about a 1/2 block from the staging area in front of the Tournament of Roses House. Setting our alarms for 5:30am we raised our sleepy bodies up and out the door in order to see these magnificent floats up close. It was so worth it! I thought you might like to see what we experienced!
Up close ~ Look at the sheer volume of flowers! Amazing!
Every inch is covered with something natural, even the steps up – Look closely!
They also smell like heaven!
Since we now live 1.5 miles from the parade route, we will be making this an adventure every New Year’s Day to come!
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