Tuesday, August 23, 2011

#8 - the rose parade/doo dah parade

august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.  

i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania.  we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena.  when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg.  i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city.  i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena.  i am going to start with ten positives and ten negatives, alternating back and forth each day.  concluding with my top ten things about life in pasadena.

#8 - the rose parade/doo dah parade

here in pasadena we love a good parade.  there is the big flowery one that everyone knows about, and then there is the much wilder local party known as the doo dah.  i love them both - especially comparing them to each other.  i think today's photos say it all.  the one from the rose parade is a beautiful designed train made of flowers, the doo dah photo is of a clunky mechanical cat made of carpet.



Kim said...

Big congrats and blessings on your call to Salford! I fell in love with Pasadena when I was there last month, so I will be interested to see your lists as you wind down The Sky Is Big. I hope when you get settled you might find the time to start blogging Harleysville. Hey, you guys have a native Californian in your family, so I'm confident you will all be back :-). It's been pure pleasure to check in on your shots, Ben.

ben wideman said...

Aw, thanks so much Kim!

Petrea Burchard said...

A tie, eh? Yeah, that's about right.

Kim, when you come back you'll have to give us more notice!