Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Years 2013

In Pasadena, all our New Year's rituals revolve around the Rose Parade.  In Seattle, it was about staying warm and getting a good view of the Space Needle.

I think this was the first Rose Parade I've missed in more than two decades.   I'm not a big parade fan.  But the Rose Parade is different.   I like the whole build up to the parade and game -- the street decorations, bleachers, visitors from the Midwest, RVs, float building, driving the parade route and then walking to the parade on New Years Day.   We were called to the great Pacific Northwest for a wedding and missed the home festivities this year.    Seattle was fun and spectacular in its own right.   Just quite a bit different around New Years.