Roses are my very favorite flower and our hotel had this beautiful, decorated wall of roses we stopped by on our way out the door. I got to wear a coat my mom got me for Christmas a couple of years ago covered in a floral print!
This is Rosanne and she is one of the 8,000 volunteers it takes to make the parade happen, that I had the pleasure of meeting. She was such a spirited character, and told me this year was her 64th year being a part of the parade. I want to be like Rosanne when I grow up.
All of a sudden it was time to head to the Cracker Barrel float! I climbed up this little ladder to the top and had quite a few of the parade ahead and behind me up there! The wind was blowing like crazy in between the buildings where we were parked, but I was soooo excited to be there!
And then it was go time!! I was overwhelmed, seeing so many smiling faces waving and saying, "Happy Thanksgiving" through the streets! And in the building windows too! What a joyful thing to see a city of people gathered for a tradition that's been happening for 93 years.
And that's a wrap! As soon as the song finished, we were escorted off the float and taken to a car that delivered us to the airport in plenty of time to make it home to Nashville for some turkey and sweet potato pie! What a cool day. Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and wishing you all a merry rest of the Christmas season!