A Special Rose Parade

The 2014 Tournament of Roses Queen Court. Photo Credit: Erlinda Olvera
The 2014 Tournament of Roses Queen Court. Photo Credit: Erlinda Olvera
The 2014 Tournament of Roses Queen Court. Photo Credit: Erlinda Olvera

The annual Tournament of Roses Rose Parade on New Years Day is always a special treat. This year was no different as  the pageantry of floats galore, drum majors doing their thing with their bands and horses stepping up and out to the crowd, is a beautiful event to watch. Some of the other brighter moments of the Tournament of Roses Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, is catching up with the Rose Queen and her Royal Court and watching the ceremonial Grand Marshal work his or her magic with the always festive crowd.

In this year’s case, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully was the one honored with that distinction. For those who don’t know, Scully is the legendary voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. But perhaps the best thing about the Rose Parade is people-watching. The excitement and buzz over the best made floats and the ambiance of the moment is something that get people revved up about the Rose Parade. Throngs of individuals and their families camp out overnight or even a couple of days in advance just to get a front row seat to the prestigious event.

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