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The Back Side of the Rose Parade

Jan. 1, 2007

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We thought we were pretty clever, arriving at 9:30 and still finding a great view of the Rose Parade, from the parkway on Orange Grove at Sierra Madre, only a few yards from the parade's ending at Victory Park. But we soon learned why the spots were still available: we could only see the backs of the floats, bands, 200 Imperial Storm Troopers, and Grand Marshall George as they rolled and marched past.

Not that it mattered to us. Emily & Ellie soon made their way across the street to get a better view, while Jen, Tommy and I relaxed in our folding chairs, enjoying our mimosas under the warm So Cal sun.