Not knowing what to expect we left at 5:30 am and headed for Pasadena, about a 15 minute drive.
Headed off the freeway at the first exit that was open. Saw a man holding a $20 parking sign. Decided he looked legitimate after he pointed to a women in boots with heels and a leather coat who pointed us into a parking garage. Got out of the car and found out that we were three blocks from the float line up. Walked down three beautiful, tree lined streets that hosted HUGE estates and walked right into the last float in the line up. All lite up by strobe lights and only blocked by a caution tape about 6 feet from the floats.
Yes, I began to hyper ventilate right then!
I am definitely going to do this again.
To top it all off, before I even left home I received an e-mail from Charles T Meier himself that gave us some of the inside scoop as to what to do! The bummer was he did not do a float this year, although had he, I'm sure his fingers would have been busy glue gunning flowers and not writing me.
Next year my goal is to work on one of these floats.
Anyone with me?