head downtown for the Grand Floral Parade.
One year a float lost its steering and almost hit me. It was very exciting! Mom is an unofficial Royal Rosarian, always reminding us of how great Portland is. She always wanted to live in Portland since she was a little girl in Ontario, Oregon. Once she got here, she never wanted to live anywhere else. We have scoured the counties together looking for the Rose Medallion and learned more trivia in the process. Mom's a walking example of the 'Pride of Portland.'