I have lived in California my entire life, that is 36 years if you are counting folks. I have never gone to the Rose Parade, nor have I participated in float building, and seeing any of the actual floats. I always watch it from my comfy couch in my jammies in the warmth of my home. But I got an opportunity a week ago to view some of the Rose Parade Floats, and even prep some seeds, etc. for Dole’s 2012 Rose Parade Float “Preserving Paradise”.
Upon arrival to the event at Fiesta Parade Floats headquarters, I was met by this VERY large elephant. This elephant was at the front of Dole’s 2012 Rose Parade Float.
We got to participate in some preliminary float decorating. The early decorating is done with seeds. The flowers are done at the very last to preserve freshness.
Angry Kid joined in on the fun, and got some face painting, and well, arm painting. He never turns down face painting.
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Disclosure: I was invited by Dole to this special event. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are mine.