Monday, November 03, 2008
Two years ago we took our little Darth Vader and Pegasus to a neighborhood down the street. Our neighborhood is an older neighborhood with homes on wooded acre lots. Not great for trick or treating, unless your training for a marathon.
Anyway, in this subdivision down the way, we had hit the mother-load, coming home more candy than we could possible eat before Christmas time.
I don't know if the economy kept people from wanting to spend to much money on candy for trick or treaters, or if Friday night opened up the evening for parties and football games. But there were more dark doors than lit on Friday night.
It was OK though because we got to trick or treat with some freinds, and it was fun to visit and chat while walking the neighborhood begging for treats.
It seems hard to believe that it was only one year ago when I took my kiddos out in the streets of Arizona dressed in a short sleeve shirt and capri pants! This year, in jeans, a sweater, and long coat, I was sorry I hadn't brought my gloves. But the sweet smell of fall is the best reason to trick or treat in this part of the country.
Fall in NC is incredibly rich. I'll have pictures tomorrow.
Anyway, we came home with just enough candy to assuage our palette, until I start baking all things ginger and sweet.
Let the festivities begin!!!!!
La Vida Dulce!