This was a Monday year and Mr. Bob was determined to get a picture of the Stealth as it passed over us on the way to start the parade in Pasadena which is just over the hill.
Did you watch the parade from wherever you were? My very favorite float was sponsored by Trader Joe's, a specialty market chain where we do at least half of our shopping. They have attractive $1 greeting cards, plants, freshly squeezed tangerine juice, yummy scones, hard boiled eggs; it's silly for me to even try to describe the place. If you don't have a TJ where you live, visit here and weep. FEARLESS FLYER is the name of their advertising sheet and each time a new one comes out, we pore over it to see what's new and recommended.
I think, but I'm not sure, that it was built by store employees and I know for sure people were chosen from the ranks to ride on the float. Mind you, everything is made from flowers.
Last evening as we left the dining room after supper we passed the tea room and saw 2 tables laden with vases of posies. They were flowers from some of the Rose Parade floats, donated to retirement homes and we were welcome to take a container of them to our room.
What a nice idea......don't you think?