Did you watch the Rose Parade on New Year's Day? We did for about ten minutes. It did spark my imagination about how they are made, so Harper and I went on an adventure to Pasadena on January 3 to see the floats on display. Luckily the weather had been cold for days so all the flowers were still fresh and vibrant. It's mind boggling how they make those things! Is there a float design school somewhere? Must be, but my cursory google search didn't turn up much. Oh well, I have lots of other things to do with my time.
We met up with Shana and Peter for our float adventure! I recommend going to see the floats. It's $10 each and there are multiple parking/shuttle options. Along the route are tons of bathrooms and food/drink vendors so you can really spend time checking them all out.
(You can click all pics for larger versions - the detail on the floats is incredible.)
Harper loves bears.
And she loves robots!
It was a gorgeous day to be out looking at floats.
And we had some snacks.