But 2017 already brought us a special reward: Watching the Rose Parade in person, a spectacle we never dreamed we'd see. Near Victory Park at the end of the parade route, this year's 42 sensational floats are on display. It costs 15 bucks to get in, but this was part of our rally's package deal. Protected by barricades, you can view them up close, examine their intricate patterns, design and workmanship, really catch the fragrance of the flowers, see how vegetables and fruits are used, or seeds, bark, coconut fiber, seaweed and so on.
One more item: Jimmy is taking Tergel to the fix-it shop on Thursday to get the recalcitrant dinette slide fixed. She also blew a circuit breaker the night before we left Huntington Beach, leaving us with only one or two electric outlets that worked. Time for Tergel maintenance. Humans need it all the time, so 'tis with our homes. She'll be good as new soon!