– Only in LA, and only when you’re driving a CL 500.
– I think I just deleted some SPAM from this guy.
– He’s got a thing for sheep. Read like: “too sexy for you ewe.”
– What if it’s referring to the car and really it’s a butt ugly person inside?
We had big aspirations to see the Rose Bowl Parade this year since the parade route is only a few miles away. However, those bleacher seats you see above will run you $50 a pop, and we weren’t ready to wake up at 6 a.m. to go huting for a parking spot and a free sidewalk seat.
We waited until after the parade to head to downtown Pasadena for a look at the floats and the aftermath.
We arrived before the cleanup crews, apparently. After wading through the sea of trash we finally made it to the post-parade grounds where all the floats were parked for viewing. Here are some highlights:
Wild horse make a run for the San Gabriels
Go Cal Poly! Weekndr’s alma mater took home the viewers choice award. I bought a t-shirt.
Sweet little village with cedar shingles.
It’s amazing to see the floats up close. They can only be decorated with flowers, plants, bark, moss, and other organic vegetation. You’d be surprised how many colors and textures you can achieve under those restrictions.
The cacti can teach us all a good lesson here in Los Angeles, where water is a valuable resource. Spiny, thorny, juicy, sharp, and so many other colorful adjectives crawl and creep through every inch of our new backyard. And they grow in spite of the arid, sun-baked climate here. Hopefully, they’ll welcome the heirloom tomatoes that will soon join the garden party.
This horse is named Autumn, but you know it’s Spring when she shows up every year about this time in the yard of a local neighbor.