Tuesday, January 3, 2017

My Favorites of the Tournament of Roses Parade 2017

The amount of planning and time that goes into making a single Tournament of Roses Parade float is mind-boggling.  Every single millimeter of the exterior must be covered with organic material - no paint, no metal, no plastic.  Here are some of my favorite participants this year:
The stripes on the chameleons  changed colors...

The Cat's Away...

 Doing Good in the World

 The Monkey King

From the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a wonderful tribute to the 49 people
who lost their lives at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Waves of Hope

From the United Sikh Mission

 The 55-foot long bus cover would almost close, then rise to show the dogs swimming in a house full of water - from a Farmer's Insurance advertisement

Field of Dreams float from Armenians in America

A huge hit was the Lucy Pet's Gnarly Crankin' K-9 Wave Maker - 
multiple dogs participated in a heated wave pool, surfing for 5 1/2 miles.

Teammates In Life

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The Buhos Marching Band, in Azteca costumes, from Mexico

Best photo I could find of the New Buffalo Soldiers

Miramar Saddlebreds, with riders dressed as jockeys

 And, with all the equestrian units in the parade - 
this is one of the Pooper Scooper units...

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