Everything's Coming Up Roses
Rob's sister lives a stones through away from one of the streets along the parade route, meaning we all had a great spot to watch from. There were less floats and more bands than previous years due to a drop in participants, something organizers blame on a faltering economy and a lack of volunteers.
Following the parade, Rob's family on his mother's side held their second annual reunion (photo above), where everyone stuffed themselves on BBQ burgers, hot dogs, salads and homemade desserts.
Here's a video clip I put together of the Rose Parade. My sister-in-law Heather Dennis admitted to being less than enthusiastic about the lengthy parade (which not unlike St Catharines Wine Festival Parade apparently doesn't change much from year to year). Heather you will be very happy to know that I was able to achieve my goal of condensing the parade to a lean, mean 4 1/2 minutes...LMAO!