We attempted to go to the Knoxville Christmas Parade so that Ellie could see all the lights and hear the music. We joined up with Aunt Jamie downtown for a yummy dinner at Tomato Head and then headed down to Gay Street to see all the festivities. It was definitely a cold night so we were all bundled up, especially Ellie! At first, she was really excited about the parade...she saw dogs and horses and lights and music! Then, she gradually went into her observation mode and it wasn't making the impact I was hoping on her anymore. So, time to head out and go home! We made it through over half the parade, but didn't make it to Santa. Next year!