The way we had to rush supper and out of the house and then be detoured around a traffic accident, it looked like the evening was going to be a bust. We continued on, parked and walked down the parade route to meet Janell's family and Dad to pass out Christmas books to children waiting for the parade to start. We passed out 50 books in no time and found a place to chat and watch the parade. It turned out that all 6 children loved the parade, the air was cool but reasonably comfortable and there was no wind. So we stayed.