The Rose Parade was awsome. We had great seats right in front of the HGTV announcers in the main grandstand. Coffee, donuts and juice were all provided under the bleachers. Emeril kicked off the parade with his patented "Let's Kick It Up, BAM". Henry's favorite float was the one that depicted a freeway with a bunch of cars, big suprise. He also like the bands and enjoyed naming all the instruments that passed by.
We hiked down to the Rose Bowl where Stearns had a raging tailgate going with some tasty burgers and dogs. Henry grabbed a nap in the stroller, we saw Keyshawn Johnson by a public restroom and we saw a lot of orange and blue Illini fans. Inside Henry was a little bit tentative when he came through the tunnel but once we got up to our seats he was pretty happy. Needless to say we were pretty tired after hiking back out of the canyon and back to our hotel.