Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year -- 2009 Rose Parade

H A P P Y N E W Y E A R !

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Here's wishing each of you health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year.

The 120th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California is where we'll start our New Years Day. The theme is "Hats Off To Entertainment." We'll watch the colorful flower-covered floats, marching bands, with special Grand Marshall, Cloris Leachman, travel Colorado Blvd. eastward. Near Sierra Madre Blvd. are our bleacher seats located some distance from the prime television coverage area. Quite likely we won't be in the range of any TV cameras, so contrary to my previous comment that you might see us if you watch the parade, that seems quite unlikely now based on new information I've received.

These exotic looking floats are then parked after the parade in a special area for a few days. This is where we viewed them on occasion in earlier years. This will be the first time we've seen the parade other than on television.

My daughter and granddaughter helped decorate a little green car associated with the Cal Poly float.

I can't write more now, 'cause gotta get to sleep for an early morning arousal to be up and on our way to Pasadena.


  1. Happy New Year, my friend!!!! I hope you have a truly great time at the parade!!!!

    Don't forget our Buckeyes are playing on the 5th in the Fiesta Bowl!!!

    Today I'm cheering for Penn State -- I gotta go with the Big Ten and old Joe Paterno!!!!!

  2. Happy New Year
    And please root for Alabama to win in their bowl game tomorrow night so Mr Chancy will be a happy camper. :)

  3. I had to work today, so I didn't get to see the parade, and it bummed me out!! Happy New Year!

  4. I missed the first part of the parade I think. I did see Chloris Leachman in the convertible, so maybe I didn't miss much. It seemed like there were fewer floats than in years past. Maybe the dearth is a reflection of the dismal economy.