We heard a rumor that we could see the Rose Parade for free at the end of the route.
So we woke up, ate breakfast, fed the animals, the whole enchilada, then we took off. We parked a few blocks away from the parade route and started walking where everyone else was walking to. As we were meandering through the crowds trying to find a prime viewing location, we found a car full of plants. You don't see that every day!
And we got to see the one and only Rose Parade!
Policemen on motorcycles kicked off the festivities.
We got to see Captain C.B. Sullenberger, aka "Sulley", the pilot who landed the airplane in the Hudson River.
This float was GINORMOUS!
And it was covered in roses. All the floats were covered in roses and flowers. Get it? "Rose" Parade?? :)
And their lucky pooper scoopers! They got more applause than anybody.
This float was totally interactive with a waterfall and spraying mist.
And a man (it's been brought to my attention that he's a famous man, Jack Hanna, I don't know why I don't know these things...) - with a really really really big bird sat at the front!
An airplane flew overhead. This one's for you Dald.
There were lots of marching bands. This one was my favorite.
Thank you Wells Fargo for being a good bank to me these past six years.
The crowd went nuts over this float.
Ohio State and Oregon are playing in the Rose Bowl today.
Chris was screaming silly things at them.
"O" for "Oregon".
There was a big break between floats, I felt like I'd had my fill, and we wanted to go catch a movie so we headed back to the car. Soooo much fun. We're definitely making a tradition of this.
Then we went and saw Sherlock Holmes.
I give it an 8 out of 10. Very entertaining. Alls it needed was subtitles.
Once again, for the last time I promise, Happy New Year!