We started the day off with going to the Vernon Hills parade. Chris & Gwen's home is very close to the start of the parade. The police wouldn't let us thru to their street, so we parked around the corner and walked over. We had bagel's and watched the parade. Lily was great at the parade. She didn't get scared with all the noise, next year might be a different story. It was a little chilli out, so she didn't get to wear her cute red, white and blue outfit. I ended up dressing her in her only other red, white and blue clothes...her Cubs hoodie. After the parade we went back to Chris & Gwen's for a while, then home so Lily could take a nap, feed the pups and then back again for dinner. We didn't make it to the fireworks because Lily needed to get to bed, maybe next year.