Roase Parade Part 2

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Gabe and I taking in all the sights and smells! 

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Luke, Laura, Eric and Maryann

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US Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band. This was my favorite out of all 23 bands.

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All American Cowgirl Chicks (Standing while riding!)

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This picture is for Ken. Float done by Rain Bird Corporation.

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This float had a pool in the center.  There was an Olympic Gold Meadalist diving into the pool!

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And of course, the Macys Queen’s Float

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Rose Bowl, here comes USC!!!

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AirForce B-2 Spirit Bomber – This roared over our heads. Absoultley amazing. I have never seen one before.

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Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament.  We’re still hoping to make it over there before we move.

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Royal British Legion Youth Band Brentwood ~ All the way from England!!!

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And my favorite float, “Salute to the USO”

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The Martinez Family ~ their 29th time riding in this parade!

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“Bollywood Dreams” A salute to the cinema in India.

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City of Hope “Healthy living is Child’s Play”

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And drum roll please…The Grand Marshall, Cloris Leachman.

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Eric and I after the parade.

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Beth and Luke ~ a rare picture of them without the grandchildren in it with them.

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Joshua, Michael, and Ben blowing their horns. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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The jump shot!  We voted and Michael had the best jump.

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The trash that everybody left behind. The streets were cleared out so fast. It was hard to believe that just an hour ago, there had been over a million people here.

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more trash……

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and still more trash…….

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Me taking pictures of myself in the side mirror as we sat in traffic.

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Did I mention TRAFICC???   All 5 lanes slowed down to a crawl.

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The long and very slow drive home.


About dazzlingingrace

Hmm.. I love Jesus. I love my husband, Eric. I love my 8 beautiful children. I loved living in California. I love sunshine and the beach. Shopping at farmers market and the little stores downtown where I can bargin for the best deal. I love to sew and make things. I love spending time with girlfriends encouraging each other. Date nights with Eric are fabulous. I love ballroom dancing with him. The smell of my new little baby and the miracle of their existance. I love italian food- or just about all of Italy for that matter. I love art- paintings on my wall that I know personally who painted them.
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One Response to Roase Parade Part 2

  1. bakersdozen2 says:

    Oh! Wonderful pictures. ~ I especially like the rear view mirror one. I’ve never been to a parade and that was quite a parade! We have a Michael and a Ben too. :) 

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