holidays, Travel, Uncategorized, writing

California Traditions: the Tournament of Roses

Something I take for granted living in Southern California is how close  we are to many events. This morning was the 130th Tournament of Roses lovingly called the Rose Parade. The theme this year was The Melody of Life, in celebration of the music in our lives and was a beautiful and multicultural experience. There are several ‘regulars’ cities and organizations who create floats every year, such as South Pasadena, Burbank, Torrance, and the Cal Poly Universities to name a few. However there are others who enter the parade to commemorate special events as well as bands who travel across the country and indeed the world for what is for many a once in a lifetime opportunity to march the five and a half miles down Colorado and Sierra Madre Boulevards in this historic parade.

I had the privilege of being there this morning. So as ‘a picture is worth a thousand words,’ I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Sponsored by Honda
Part of Honda’s float

2F6CE8B9-1755-41CC-90E1-29080DA716593E04164B-F8E6-4C6C-96B6-55916E364AAF48ADA903-49A1-4F18-A07B-795103FEF069AF619C28-C8AA-43E1-A051-81052A6306A516D5371B-D6DD-435D-81D5-DC8524501BE4D7CE0664-1D6E-4454-95DE-80DDEC56E4C459FC6774-5DFE-40C6-8218-E7254D47B5796C5FADAB-D36A-43AE-BA0F-74067970E11DA5A23EB0-C6F7-49A8-90C6-70540B425BD6

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s