Thursday, November 01, 2012

Preserving the Halloween tradition

This is why we love trick-or-treating at The Preserve.  I've always said that their neighborhood reminds me of Disney's Main Street USA, so October 31 feels a bit like Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (minus the parade and fireworks).  While the house pictured here goes above and beyond the rest of the neighborhood (and you're only getting a small glimpse of it here), it's this sort of embrace of the holiday that lends to a festive atmosphere all around.

I feel guilty abandoning our own neighborhood -- leaving a bucket of candy on the porch that's sure to be empty within 15 minutes, despite the sign asking people to limit themselves to two pieces -- but The Preserve is just too much fun to pass up.  I suppose that's why the crowds there have continued to grow over the past three years.

In other Halloween news, Misty's light-up wig was a huge hit.  Nearly everyone we passed commented on it, a number of kids had to touch it, and several people wanted to know where Misty found it (I think that's her favorite part, because she gets to say "FlashingBlinkyLights.com").

Also, since the weather had warmed up and Kendall was feeling better from her medicine, she got to go trick-or-treating after all.  Thank goodness we didn't have to worry about an even number of candy pieces.

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