On our last day in Southern California, we went to Pasadena and helped decorate a float for the the Tournament of Roses Parade. Here's the picture I'll use for my JYC:
My brother, sister-in-law and sister all went to Cal Poly State University and work there now. The University enters a float in the Rose Parade every year, and we went to go work on it with my niece's girl scourt troop. The Cal Poly float has a Galactic theme. After working a bit "fluffing" flowers, we spent time washing buckets and assembling vials. Not as glamorous as I had imagined it was going to be, but it gave me a big appreciation for all the work that goes into the floats. Here are some other pictures of the day:
Afterwards, we went to lunch at a Chinese Restaurant called Panda Inn. Henry loves a fast-food franchise for Chinese food called Panda Express. When he learned that it began as a regular sit-down restaurant in Pasadena (Southern California), he became quite intent on going there. He was very pleased to hear we made reservations to go after working on the float.
We will definitely carry special memories of this day!
Tomorrow we head home to Northern California. I'll be glad to take down Christmas decorations and finish up my JYC. I'm ready to start looking forward to new projects.I thought I'd use a photo of myself for the last page of my JYC. This was taken on BART on the day we went into the City to look at the store windows.
I will also use this photo for a post about winding up the holidays and looking forward to the New Year:
Are you feeling "done" with Christmas and ready to move on to 2011, too?
ETA: We arrived home safe and sound today, and I'm actually quite happy that the Christmas decorations are still up. We'll probably leave them up for a few more days. I ordered all my hipstamatic pictures yesterday through Scrapbook Pictures (in the U.S.). It was very easy to do. We'll see how they turn out.