One of the reasons we come to Idyllwild over New Year’s is perhaps the strangest you may have ever heard. Besides for the fresh air, quiet, fun stores, restaurants and shops, it is to watch the Rose Parade. All San Diego-area cable companies eliminated KTLA Channel 5 from their cable line-up years ago. (Too much competition to San Diego’s seven TV news stations.)

Now our local FOX affiliate simulcasts Bob and Stephanie’s beautiful KTLA parade coverage. But we’ll still keep coming to beautiful Idyllwild each year.

Ken Harrison
Cardiff by the Sea