Running with Tim
I was really excited to be riding on the float this year. It was my first time in a parade of this size, and it was my first time riding on a float. In addition, this was a big year for Cherry Blossom Parade. 2012 was the 100th year anniversary celebrating the original gift of the trees from Japan. Also, the parade was being syndicated for national television for the first time. About the only thing that was a little disappointing about the parade this year was that most of the cherry blossoms had bloomed too early this year.