Find Your Adventure was the theme of the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade. I thought this was a great theme for me this year to think about. We did not renew our Knotts Berry Farm passes this year (after 39 times we were kind of burnt out), so it will be up to find our own adventures this year.
To start the adventure off, Denise’s family was in town so we went to the viewing are of the Rose Bowl floats. It cost $10 for viewing area and $3 for the shuttle per person.
Before going to the see the floats we had hot dogs at the Dog Haus, one of my favorite hot dog places in Southern California. The novelty is that they use Hawaiian rolls for the bun.
The viewing area was very full with people but we enjoyed seeing all the floats up close.
Before viewing the floats we went to Dog Haus on Hill Avenue for lunch.
I think this float best fits our family
Overall, the floats are interesting but up close the intricacy is amazing as well.
The Sunny Side of Life float by Los Angeles was interesting to me.
There were two miles of floats and crowds at the viewing area.
We were told Stanford won their game.
Talking to the float technicians was interesting. They had some of the floats going.
For the VIPs they used old Yosemite touring vehicles.
This flying clown float was huge.
I loved the colors on this dragon float.
When faced with the millennium falcon a faux light saber battle is a must.
The Disneyland float was very long.
We used the shuttle service from the Pasadena City College.oa