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When the Brown family rode in the Tournament of Roses Parade with the Spirit of the West Riders, the Village News had press credentials to the Rose Parade. On many occasions I traveled with Nathalie and Barbara Taylor early in the morning to arrive in Pasadena, but for the 2007 parade different arrangements were necessary. I had been given a behind-the-scenes opportunity to ride up to Pasadena with the Browns and spend the night with the Spirit of the West Riders. I accepted that offer and coordinated logistics with the Browns and Nathalie Taylor. I would go to Pasadena in the Browns’ motorhome the night before, spend the night in the equestrian staging area and pick up our press credentials. Nathalie and Barbara Taylor would drive up the following morning, I would meet them and give
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