This morning I had to get up early in order to be ready to go downtown with some of my friends to watch the Rose Parade, which started at 9:30. We found a parking place in a vacant lot about a block away from the parade route. Then we found the perfect spot on a sidewalk in front of an office building where we could set our chairs. (I used my Sport Seat, which Betty Wendler had given me.) The sidewalk was in the shade, to boot. Not knowing what to expect, I had slathered sunscreen on my face, neck, ears and hands just to be on the safe side. That shade was a most welcome serendipity.
The lawn in front of the building sloped downward to the street, so our view was not restricted by the people in front of us. Even so, I couldn’t get any photos without a few people’s heads in them.
The parade was quite long and it lasted two hours. We all thought that the groups and floats were spaced farther apart than necessary; but we enjoyed it anyway. There were several very pretty floats.