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Sunday, 08 December 2019



I was wondering what happens after the parade, are parts recycled? what about the flowers?


There are a lot of stored items, Kat (look at my Instagram for today)-and the engines and seats for drivers and spotters are definitely re-used (for the most part, the rebar supporting structures/bases have to be rebuilt each year). The floats aren't cleaned off for a couple of weeks (they start working on float designs and building once the theme and President are announced in late January and everyone is on vacation after about January 3, so most materials are dead, covered with glue and moldy). I do know that the Sikhs took the whole vegetables they had as part of their Langar float (2018) to one of the local temples to be used for meals. {There is 1/3 of an episode of a 2006 episode of 'Dirty Jobs' about cleaning Rose Parade floats (I think YouTube has it); it is quite interesting}.


The floats are coming along! Lots of work to be done in December! Thank you always for sharing your experiences and your meals on the road.


Thanks for helping make the lovely floats!


Only the first of three 'dry' decorating days then the fresh flowers are delivered beginning December 26, cc. We were contemplating dinner at a number of places and realized we had never experienced Peppertree for dinner...the line at The Donut Man across the street was crazy long and we wanted to be home more than we wanted a dessert.
It's always fun, Soo. The parade is an American tradition and we are taking advantage of being able to volunteer since we live here.

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