The Fun Girl Visits Pasadena

January 1st in Pasadena is almost always glorious, and today was no exception. We had a blast visiting this beautiful city just north of Los Angeles and seeing the 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade floats up close.

It was a 75 degree, picture-postcard-perfect Southern California day, and we thoroughly enjoyed being outside and checking out the handiwork of so many amazing artists and dedicated volunteers. The work that goes into these things is mind boggling!

My kids thought the City of Burbank’s Oktoberfest float was the best.  My favorite was the enormous 55 foot American Indian on the Farmers Insurance float (and seeing it gave me a weird flashback to the sex scene in 1,000 White Women: The Journals of May Dodd).

We walked for miles and saw about 2/3rds of the floats before the kids pooped out. This was WAY more fun than taking down my Christmas tree today!