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Friday, 13 January 2017



Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos of the Rose Parade floats. It was exciting seeing the floats on TV, especially the ones we saw in the summer during the float road test (City of Hope, Kiwanis and and early version of the Farmer's Insurance float (I love that commercial!). So much rich detail, hard work, and planning goes into this. I was hoping that the Sikh float would have dancers like last year though! But still, all of the floats were spectacular in their own way.


It's fun being able to enjoy this American tradition, cc. The theme for 2018 will be announced this week, along with the next President of the Tournament (I've heard it 'celebrates the power of kindness'). I thought the Sikh float was again magnificent and guess they wanted to change up the presentation. (I added a photo of City of Hope and Kiwanis to the thumbnails).

Your float turned out great! Thanks for documenting details about the floats over the years. Inspired me to see them in person this year. :-)

That bakery looks good! We went to Porto's after the checking out the floats.


I want the divided plate from your fish special! Now I'll have to look for that plate at the Asian grocery/restaurant supply stores. The Farmer's Insurance float was so impressive on tv; I can see why they didn't want people to take photos during the assembly process.


Thanks, Soo- I am so glad you could see the final result of almost a year of planning and work in person! The House of Cookies is a great place (just up the street from the entrance you used) although tiny; I think if four people walked in at the same time, it would be too crowded inside. Porto's! Great place.
I completely understand, Sandy- isn't it just useful and pretty? The 'surprise' of the float was just another well executed engineering feat. There was a real motor home that is lent to homeowners in a disaster right next to the float- it was a bit smaller than the float and had an attached BBQ grill as well as very nice amenities.

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