I was very fortunate to be invited this year to attend the 128th Tournament of Roses parade. To top it off, we were blessed to receive some amazing stadium seats, situated a little below the HGTV booth, which were right where the parade route begins. I have always wanted to see the actual parade in person, but somehow I never made it after all the years of living in Southern California. The best that I had previously done was to walk around the completed floats while they were being judged before the parade began. I can now scratch this one off my bucket list. The only downside was having to get up at 4:15 am to get a parking spot near by.