Day 2 (December 31, 2009)
2009 went by very fast, and New Year’s Eve, my first full day in Pasadena, was no different. After waking up early, we headed to the parade grounds where all the floats were housed. The artistry on each float was amazing. Floats had everything on them from blowfish to combines and everything in between. Each one was intricately designed to represent the organization or group of people who it was for. The larger part of the day was spent staying around the RFD-TV/ FFA float answering questions for observers and posing for pictures. The successful day (and the entire year of 2009) wrapped up with a New Year’s Eve bash planned by the National Officers.