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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

I wish everyone a happy, healthy & prosperous 2009!!!



On New Year's Eve we went on our annual cruise down the 5-1/2 mile Rose Parade route on motorbikes so that we can fit in between the cars. The cars are crawling along bumper to bumper with people doing the same thing. The most interesting part for me is checking out all of the people camped out along the parade route before the first dawn of 2009, eagerly awaiting the floral floats that will proceed down Colorado Boulevard escorted by marching bands and horses. Lots of chairs, fire pits, tarps, etc. Just seems so strange to me to want to camp out on a city street, but thousands do it every year. More than a million people will descend on the city for the parade and to see No. 5 USC battle No. 6 Penn State in the annual Rose Bowl game that follows it.


We also went by the Rose Bowl and checked out some of the floats. They are all so amazing (looking and smelling) all decked out in flowers.


We dropped off the motorcycle for a safer mode of transportation, and rode our bicycles back down to the parade route to start our celebration. A group of friends had RVs parked and had been partying all day. We joined right in their fun.

5 comments:

Latigo Liz said...

Happy New Year!

Kathleen said...

Oh wow, I bet that's so much better than watching it on tv!

Happy New Year to you! :-)

XoXo Punchy! said...

Wow...I am so jealous, lol! I got to watch it on tv...

Happy New Year sweetie!

Beadsme said...

Happy New Year to you. Isn't new Years Eve mad, we had a quiet one sitting in front of the TV watching the Sydney fireworks.

Broadway Matron said...

Clicked over to your Etsy store - those Coney Island earrings are awesome!
Happy New Year...

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