November 27th we went to Essex to watch a parade of old cars, then had a little carol sing and walked down to the water to see a boat parade. Santa arrived on the last boat and sat in his sleigh for the kids to sit and talk to him. Mattingly waved but didn't want to talk to him. Which was fine because the line was so long. Next year we'll know to get in line earlier and to get to the water earlier to get a better view of the boats. Mattingly, Myla and I went with Grandma and Grandpa Fitch. After that we went into the museum to look at the train display.