7 Months on the Road Checking Off the Bucket List travel blog

We were up at 5 and on the bus at 6. There was a a huge bus rodeo to get them all in a parking lot downtown that had trees planted in triangular curbing. It was just 37 degrees so we all looked like Umpa Lumpas. There are seven staff couples so 14 Fantasy RV people in bright blue coats and hats. They get in place from where the bus is parked to the stands where we'll sit. On every outing we look for the blue and follow to the next one until we've reached our destination. It's a great system. We had our own section of bleachers. They were metal so we all had cushions or something to keep the cold from our hind sides. The staff had told us not to drink anything unless we wanted to spend the parade in line at the porta potties. At 8 the parade started and it was a dream fulfilled. The floats beyond anything you see on TV. So much color, animation, and imagination. The bands performed right in front of us. They were so good it made you what jump up and down. The shear size of the Wisconsin State University band was amazing up close. The stands across the street were filled with Wisconsin fans so they out did themselves. There was a bigger variety of horses than you will ever see anywhere else. I was everything I thought it would be and more. It makes me feel very blessed to have had the opportunity.

Today they unplug us at 9am so we better be ready to go. The park in San Diego is just 118 miles and we got fuel yesterday. Our new truck gets so much better mileage that it almost makes the payments.

The next 3 months we have an overnight in Hollywood, whale watching, a wedding, and then the L-O-N-G drive home. It is going to be a fabulous year.

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