He promised that I’d write an All Things Thursday post for you last week, but I didn’t. Instead I wrote a little bit about resolutions and french toast sausages. Damn, those bad boys were good!
I guess I could’ve done a double post that day, but I just wasn’t feeling it. After french toasting and photo shooting, Dave and I took to Pasadena to check out the Rose Parade Floats.
It was a good time, but I could’ve done without the 81 degree weather. Wtf Pasadena? Can you give me a break, please?
Every year the City of Sierra Madre creates the most spectacular floats. This guy is my second favorite.
All you need is love…and a giant teddy bear, of course.
Tens of thousands of people come to see the floats every year. I think they were all standing around this one when Dave was trying to get a pic. What’s with that lady in the corner? Deep breaths, lady. We’re all in this together.
So close, yet Safari away.
Love this one. The lion is so fierce! Roar!
It is a great honor to volunteer for the Tournament of Roses. This “white-suiter” got the job done with flair.
Check out Glenbearian, aka Meatball. This beloved brown bear is infamous for stealing meatballs from the citizens of Glendale. Can you blame him?
Alhambra kills it this year with a Monster Truck.
To top it off, they put monsters in the monster truck. Brilliant!
A giant flower made out of 1,000 tiny flowers…I think my brain just exploded!
Look at the detail on those clown fish. Just…wow!
Adventures in Space: my favorite float of 2014. It was created by Public Storage.
I don’t know who came up with the idea of a crew of aliens aboard a giant rocket ship, but they blew my mind with the colors, design, and mechanics of this float. It opens up for pete’s sake!
The aliens were jettisoned from the rocket ship and drove right up to the audience. All I’m saying is…it’s a good thing we weren’t high. Kinda crazy.
…just a few of my favorites from 2014.
I’m so very lucky to live nearby so I can see, up close, all the hard work and creativity that goes into the Rose Parade Floats. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.
Mondo is a self-taught baker, food stylist, and the owner of Mondo’s Morsels. When she's not working or studying American Sign Language, you’ll usually find her waiting impatiently for the latest episode Mr. Robot and stuffing her lactose-intolerant face with bacon-filled grilled cheese sandwiches.