Friday, December 30, 2011

All the Links That Are Fit to Click for the Tournament of Roses

Got back from the Parade & will be adding many new stories over the next few days.  Be sure to visit my TOR column on!

It's been busy, busy, busy in Pasadena the past couple weeks.  Everything is gearing up for the Tournament of Roses, "America's New Year's Celebration".  The Rose Parade, that incomparable cavalcade of top-notch bands, equestrians, and indescribably beautiful floats.  The Rose Bowl Game, "Granddaddy of Them All".  Equestfest, with hundreds of horses prancing and galloping and doing tricks.  Bandfest, three field shows featuring musicians and drill teams from all over the country--and world.  The float barns, where the creations transform from drawings into reality.

I have been following every event and all the news one feelancer could possibly cover.  I've interviewed princesses, astronauts, float builders, volunteers.  I've tried out local eateries.  Listed here are "hub" articles, which have links to most of the articles I've written. There are others that you can find by going to my Tournament of Roses column, or searching at in the search box.

And more are coming up, so stay tuned!

Tournament of Roses 101: Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game information

Tournament of Roses 101: Everything you want to know about the 2012 Royal Court
Follow that float: Los Angeles/Natural History Museum, from plans to parade

And, for a peek at last year's floats:

Rose Parade floats 101: Photos, winners, articles for the 2011 parade

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