The Rose Bowl Crowd is filing out of the stadium. A banner noting the Spartans of Michigan State hangs on the Rose Bowl. And suddenly, almost magically the designation of Champion appears. Below are images I was able to capture from our trip to the 2014 Rose Bowl.
- The BTN crew ready to go live.
- One of the additional benefits was that many of us crossed the United States to experience the games personally – including Maker of ’81’s train trip from Michigan to Los Angeles.
On our Spartan trip to Pasadena, we were able take the drive (through) The Great Basin of the Western United States and capture images from the trip. It has some history and legend to it and although I have made the trip about 30 times in my life – I never tire of the experience. The drive means; starting out by crossing the Oregon Trail (US. 20 and Idaho 75), getting to stand on the actual trail of the Pony Express (in a couple of spots on U.S. 93), venture on America’s Loneliest Road (U.S. 50), meander on portions of America’s Lincoln Highway, cross the mighty Colorado River and stand at the end of Route 66 (Main Street of America).
The trip to the Rose Bowl also included a stay and a visit to the Merry-go-round at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. The trip also allowed to us stay with our longtime friends Brad Bescos and Marsha Connor and their two sons James and Connor while at the time getting Anthony DeMarco into the mix.