SOI Motorhome Club 38th Annual
* Rose Parade Rally*
Santa Anita Park •
December 28, 2018 –
January 2, 2019
SOI Members • FMCA Chapters
• Roadtrek •
Friday, December 28,
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Get Acquainted Social at the Rose Parade Tent area. Come and enjoy the party, rally orientation,
welcome dinner. (Please bring your itinerary
and a pen for Rally notes/updates. Always wear your name
will be served 6:30 p.m. We supply utensils, plates, etc.
to 8:30 a.m.
in Rally Tent
begin shuttling to work on Floats and/or tour the City of Sierra Madre float entry. Workers are needed if you want to help; you
have to sign a liability waiver as
you board the bus. (Recommendation: Bring your gloves and
Shuttles will operate throughout the morning with the last
bus returning to Rally Tent from the Sierra Madre Float building at 11:30 a.m.
Board the bus for departure to the Huntington Library &
Outdoor Gardens Tour. The initial guided tour, in small groups, will be
followed by time to explore the grounds at your leisure. The Bus will make a
run back to the Race Track at 3 PM for those that are done early. The last departure will be at 4:30 p.m. to return
to the Race Track.
Bus will depart for San Antonio Winery tour and dinner. The bus will return to the Race Track once
everyone is finished and will depart not later than 9 PM to return to the Race
Sunday, December 30,
to 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast at Rally Tent
All aboard the bus, so we can head
to the Rose Bowl Festival Grounds. We’ll drive down Colorado Blvd. for a sneak
preview of the parade route and our parade seats. At the festival grounds, you’ll be able to
view one of the major float barns. You’ll have time to roam the Rose Bowl
festival grounds, which are located near the Rose Bowl Stadium itself. There
are special tents set up to serve food items and the selling of official Rose
Bowl licensed goods and memorabilia. The Bus will return once everyone is back
on the bus. It will depart no later than 10:30 AM to return to the Race Track.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
– 4:30 p.m.
Buses depart for
Band-Fest show at 12:30 p.m. and the show begins at 2:00 p.m. at Pasadena
College, presented by Remo, USA. These performances are by bands that will
march in the Rose Parade. Bus will be returning after the last band
has performed or once everyone is back on the bus.
Group Dinner will be served in the Rally Tent.
Monday, December 31, 2018
“Dumping of rigs” today until all are done. It is not
necessary for you to be there. Please
have the valve bins unlocked if your rig is being dumped. We do not need
your hoses (unless you own a Foretravel or non-standard sewer connector. If so, please leave it by your valves).
Water will be available for those who need it before the end
of the rally.
sign-up and get your “Need Water” sign near at the information table in the tent. Remember
this is ONLY if you really need water before the end of the rally.
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
A chapter meeting of the SOI chapter of FMCA will be held,
led by Paul Mitchell, President of the SOI Motorhome Club. Everyone is
encouraged to attend. There will be presentations by Paul Mitchell and a discussion
of SOI’s future tours and rallies. All are welcome!
Shuttles from the Rally Tent will depart from 11:30 a.m. – until
12:30 p.m. to the entrance of Santa Anita Park.
We will be at the Santa Anita Park’s Frontrunner
Restaurant in the Club House for our special luncheon and a day at the
races. (This is in an enclosed area; dress is casual, but nice.) There is NO reservation of seats. You must arrive together if you wish to sit
together. The seating will be for 2, 4,
or 6 people per table. Please keep in
mind, the lunch service is at a leisurely pace so you can relax and enjoy the
races. After the 3rd race, our shuttles will begin transporting
everyone back to the Rally Tent at approximately 2:45 p.m. until the end of the
last race around 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. (There will be a
drawing to see which couple will represent all rally attendees in the “Winner’s
EVE Celebrations begin:
All enter our Rally Tent to the sounds of
the Crown City Dixieland Band as our New Year’s Eve celebration party begins (re-set your minds to the New York Times Square
time- 9:00 p.m., as we celebrate New Year’s Eve “on New York time”).
Dance to the music of this great band.
Enjoy our traditional New Year’s Eve
Dinner which will be served during our celebration, Your Staff will host an
open Bar for your enjoyment. We’ll have soft drinks as well.
A “Crazy Hat” contest will also be held during this evening’s
celebration with the winner receiving a bottle of champagne.
As 9:00 p.m. (California time) approaches we’ll have our traditional champagne
toast to welcome in the New Year.
Pacific Time (12:00 midnight Eastern
“Happy New Year”, singing Auld
Lang Syne, the usual hugs, kisses, & welcome to “2019”.
Happy New Year!
Re-set your minds to
local time… and especially your clocks so they wake you up early for the Rose
6:00 a.m. Bus Departs
Everyone will board the bus bound for the 130th Tournament
of Roses Parade, themed “The Melody of Life” with ‘______________’
as the Grand Marshal of the Parade.
Bring your cushions, snacks, cameras, binoculars, jackets,
spouses, etc. We have about a 2 block
walk to our seats from our designated bus parking lot located behind the
Parsons Building’s. Everyone will return back to the racetrack on the same bus they arrived
11: 00 a. m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch
Upon Return to the Rally Tent, Enjoy a hearty lunch,
consisting of soup, sandwiches, and salad. We’ll do a couple of "football
pools" to make today’s Rose Bowl game a little more interesting for those
of us who remain to watch the game on TV in the Rally tent.
We will have our bus operating for everyone to ride to the
post parade float viewing of the “Showcase of Floats”. The floral masterpieces you witnessed at the
parade will be parked on the boulevard for close up viewing and photo taking. The bus will be departing for the Rally site
at 3:45 p.m.
Note** the 105th Rose Bowl Game starts at 1:00 p.m. Those having tickets for the game need to be
at the stadium by 12:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Root beer floats at the
Rally Tent area
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
juice, and sweets will be served at the main tent.
All during the morning:
Goodbyes to all! Be
careful driving and have a safe journey home. We’ll see you down the road and
hope you tell your friends about our SOI Rose Parade Rally for 2019/2020. This rally will be starting on Saturday, December
28, 2019 to Thursday, January 2, 2020. The Rose Parade will be on Wednesday,
January 1, 2020.
All electricity will be shut down and the
physical breaking up of our camp (tent, electric lines, etc.) will begin.
* Rules to REMEMBER:
Park Tow Cars around perimeter. Always leave Fire Lanes open. No pets in Rally Tent. (Pet area is by entry beneath
trees. Please pick up after your pet.)
into the Race Course fenced area. There is no smoking in the tent area. All
leveling Jacks should have a good platform below them so we do not damage the
Emergency Contact: Paul Mitchell (209)815-1837
* Itinerary events and times may be subject to change for the
betterment of the rally.
Transportation: We use Coaches with bathrooms for transportation to all of our events. We have experienced staff that know the routes and the best way to get through the traffic during this very busy week in Pasadena. That means we spend a lot less time on the bus and more time enjoying the activities. The closest RV Park adds about 45 minutes travel time to each movement, depending on traffic.