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Monday, 05 January 2015

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Kirk

How many floats were there Cathy? Geez, just seeing the ones you took photos of makes me hungry!

Cathy

There were only 41 floats in this parade, Kirk, but many had multiple parts (Trader Joes had a leader (the wheelbarrow), then the main float pulled a watermelon which pulled a vine with a baby/sprouted melon). Not all floats compete for prizes, even though each is meticulously decorated. The display area is over two miles to walk, including the parking lot where the Saturday Farmers Market is held, which displayed eight of the animated floats.

Soo H

Awesome adventure! Nice seeing the floats again. :-)

caninecologne

The floats look amazing! It was nice to see the evolution of the floats through out the year, such as the one with the butterflies and books as well as Noah's ark.

Cathy

The Tournament is getting ready for 2016, Soo. The next President (Ira "Mike" Matthiessen) will be installed on January 15, when he will announce the theme of that Parade, with this clue given by the Tournament: "The 2016 Rose Parade has grown out of a unique partnership between the United States National Park Service and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association."
I'm so glad you got to see the floats in person, cc. There were 60 butterflies, signifying the possible total number of donations that can be made from one person-the sixth pictograph from the end in the photo on this post is of "Jappy", the lady from my Starbucks, who died less than a year ago of meningitis-her husband is a kidney recipient and she was able to donate. The Lutheran Hour Ministries float is usually very literal with the theme of the parade...

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