J and I had a change to get a private tour on Valentine’s Day at the Parade Company http://www.theparade.org/ We were really excited because we had went to the 2011 Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time a few months ago. J and I had a great time at our Tour of the Parade Company. Our tour guide was Rose and she is pictured in the slide show below. She was very patient (with two photographers running around taking pictures as she was telling us all about the floats and how they were made and who the sponsors were). The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade, now known as America’s Thanksgiving Parade®, was founded in 1924, and saved by Art Van in 1990.
J and I had the opportunity to watch The Thanksgiving Day Parade from my friends apartment and have an amazing breakfast that her and her husband served as well. It was the best of all worlds as we got to watch it from the third floor and got to go inside when we got cold.
To bad it was a very foggy and kind of drizzly day out though so I wished the images would have turned out better but it was still a fun and awesome day .
Please click on the image below to see a mixture of the floats in the actual parade and the images from our Valentine’s Day private tour
I also found out that you can schedule your own private tour with 10 or more people…so be sure to go to the website to sign up. You will not regret it: http://www.theparade.org/paradetours.php