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878 On the Streets
Halloween 13

The Zombie Diner - Boo

During some recent walks, dog walks, runs, and bike rides, these are a few interesting observations ...

Halloween - 13

We are in the middle of a remodeling project at the house and have no lights in the front of the house. Instead of waiting on the tricker treaters to make their rounds, we instead visited a few houses carrying our candy filled jack-o-lantern.

On our first stop our little friend was going to be a monkey, but mom and dad (dressed as mom and dad) had yet to get the little one into the monkey suit. She grabbed some raisins from the treats anyway and ate them joyfully as we talked to her parents.

On stop number two, the boys were already out on the streets. With such superheroes roaming the streets, we knew it would be safe to continue our quest.

Finally we stopped at a house where the family was dressed in a "farm" theme. The three year old was dressed as a chicken and the baby was a bumble bee, whereas mom and dad were the farmers. The three year old smiled as she fished for candy in the jack-o-lantern. As she ate one of her chosen nuggets, I suggested that we also had raisins. In horror she looked at me and said, "No, not raisins! It's Halloween!!!"


Later some friends dropped by and brought us a Halloween treat, chili and cornbread and we didn't even have to announce - trick or treat.

Next year we hope to return to our porch and outdoor fire to wait for the ghouls, princesses, and superheroes to make their tour of the neighborhood.

Zombie Diner

I run through a neighborhood where one house has the best Halloween decorations. This year they were the Zombie Dinner. I have altered my running route until after the Diner closes!


The sidewalk is finally paved, just in time for Halloween. Wow. As mentioned, our neighborhood's secret sidewalk was being paved. It is finally completed. Not to complain, but it was odd that the sidewalk was not completed as a three block continuous connection, instead it was designed as three, one block connectors. There were no ramps at the street crossings and no crosswalk markings or signage. Too bad, it would have been a good excuse to help slow down the traffic and would have also made it easier on strollers.

The unlit sidewalk is still a good place for goblins to live in the shadows of the fences. It's a good thing we have a neighborhood of superheroes patrolling the streets, sidewalks, and secret passageways keeping it safe for us mere mortals!

Happy Halloween trails


other On the Streets from the Journal

On the Streets - Halloween 12 - 723

On the Streets - Christmas - 744

On the Streets - Late December - 750

On the Streets - February - 774

On the Streets - Spring - 794

On the Streets - Blimp - 801

On the Streets - Sidewalks - 856

On the Streets - Halloween 13 - 878

On the Streets - December - 890

On the Streets - Christmas '13 - 896


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