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Monday, November 02, 2009

Treat Street

The Girls: Halloween 09


On Friday, October 30, our town held an event to commemorate the completion of the dratted construction that has been going on downtown since May (or possibly earlier).  It was called "Treat Street" and was exactly that. Everyone went in costume, and all of the businesses downtown handed out candy.  You could stop in at the City Hall and get a special goodie bag and enter a costume contest, and one of the businesses even took free photos.

The best part was the weather.  It was a balmy 60 degrees (don't laugh, Arizona friends!  We have now acclimated, [I think]), so there was no need for the girls to wear coats and cover up their cute costumes.

So, first we took pictures in our front yard (which I will post throughout the week), and then we headed downtown.  I love the fact that we live so close to everything.  Since it was such a nice night, we walked.


On our way


On our way, I wanted to take some more pictures of them sitting on this wall.  Bria wasn't really into it and Sophia was oblivious.  Chloe, on the other hand, was all about being in character.


Halloween


In fact, she was totally eating up the whole picture taking business.


Little Witch


Once we got downtown, we waited in line at City Hall for what seemed like an hour, but probably only half that.  When we realized we had made little to no progress in that time, we decided to forget about the goodie bags and costume contest and get down to the business of Trick-or-Treating.


Treat Street



Treat Street


Unfortunately, we saw way too many signs telling us that the candy was gone. There were seriously so many people there, and I just don't think anyone thought the event would be quite so popular. Or that the weather would be quite so accommodating.


No more


But we forged onward, and the girls ended up with plenty of candy.

And then the sun began to set.


Sunset


This is what it looked like across the canal. That's the Quincy mine hoist there, and the whole hillside bathed in the evening sunlight like that absolutely took my breath away. Too bad I was on a city street, so there was no way to get this shot without that telephone/electricity wire. And I am much too lazy to Photoshop it out.


Sunset with wire.


Even after dark, the weather was warm enough that we didn't regret not bringing coats. (Well, I was wearing a coat. But I am not the hardy one in this family, apparently.)

And Treat Street was pretty beautiful after dark, too.


Treat Street after dark


After hitting up every place that still had candy left, we called it a night and walked home by the light of the street lamps.


Calling it a night


Only to go out again the very next night.

Okay, so I am totally stressed out this week.  I must find time to practice for Messiah, and that means no blogging. So, I've spread out all the Halloween pictures for the whole week.  Aren't you excited?  An entire week of Halloween, just when you were glad it was over!  Besides, I took way more pictures this year than usual, and where's the fun in that if I'm not going to share them all?  


Happy Monday!

29 comments :

  1. Chloe looks so like your mom in that witch picture--it is a delight to see!
    It looks like a beautiful fall, don't you just love it?

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  2. I absolutely loved this post!

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  3. I love it when towns figure out how to bring a whole community together like that—sounds like a lovely time, and a lovely place!

    Ducking under over here, too—all the best for all your crazy work! See you on the flip side!

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  4. I love all of these pictures. It's fun to see what it looks like there, beautiful. I love all of the fallen leaves everywhere.

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  5. I'm glad the weather held up for you! And I'm looking forward to a whole week of Halloween pictures. The girls look great. Good luck squeezing everything in this week.

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  6. Chloe is such a ham!

    You live in a totally gorgeous area. Wow.

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  7. The girls look great! And hey, I love Halloween.

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  8. Fun costumes! What a fun event to be able to just walk and attend. I love that type of town---where it's small enough to enjoy outings like that.

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  9. The kids costumes turned out great.

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  10. LOVING the picutres of Chloe. What a cutie! The rest are cute too. :)
    Just think she's adorable in them.
    Good luck with the practicing!

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  11. LOVE THE SOOOOOOO-SAN!!

    (I just scared myself.)

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  12. I love your first photo. Those colors--mmm-mmm--I could just eat them up! I also love that wall you tried to pose the girls on. Your photos are always so colorful and really brighten my day.

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  13. The photos of your girls are classic and magazine worthy! It is wonderful to see how much you ar loving your new home!

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  14. Your photos are so pretty and I love Halloween - so bring it on!!! I love the costumes, those girls are darling! (Ginormica is such a fun idea.)

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  15. Beautiful girls, photos and costumes! Looks like a serious party. I think it's cool that the City did that kind of celebration- I've never heard of that around here.

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  16. Seriously, you're amazing. Those pictures are just GORGEOUS. Don't worry about being gone this week. Do what you've got to do and we'll happily enjoy the pics!

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  17. I LOVE your efficiency! That's a great idea - and who Doesn't love cute Halloween pics - especially ones taken by you!
    Happy practicing!
    :~D

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  18. That sounds like it was so much fun! And thank heavens the construction is finished now! Good luck with your rehearsing! Can't wait to see more of your pictures.

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  19. I LOVE the photos. You are brilliant. And I'm really REALLY jealous that you live in a place with old houses, charming streets, (well, we do have that) fall colors and water.

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  20. What cute kids you have! I love their costumes.

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  21. Awwwww! They look absolutely adorable. I love how Chloe is such a poser-Lucas was our best bet for any decent halloween shots.

    Kisses.

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  22. I love the ginormica costume. And your little witch is gorgeous. If you don't mind me asking, what kind of camera/lens do you have?

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  23. I love seeing all the fall leaves that have fallen. I am jealous of that because we got no pretty fall leaves this year because it turned too cold too early. The girls look great in their costumes. I especially love Chloe's expressions.. just adorable! The scenic pictures are breathtaking. I can't wait to see more. You do live in a beautiful town.

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  24. Those fall leaves are **gorgeous**. I get the chills looking at all that splendor.

    And a funny thing? When I was in England last month, a Brit told me that he has one regret about visiting the states, that he never made it to the east coast to see the leaves turn in the fall time. I about died, this coming from a Brit, where, I believe they have some of the most lovely scenic splendor on the planet.

    PS: As usual, love your picts, they are mmm, delightful, as are you.

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  25. So cool!!! What a great little town! And I love the costumes. Chloe was an adorable little witch. Give them all a big hug from me?

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  26. Great pictures! We went trick-or-treating the businesses downtown, too, and also found a lot of "out-of-candy" signs, and that was only after an hour of it already starting. I don't think the businesses were very prepared!

    I thought about dressing up as Cruella, lol. I decided to just be a dog walker. ;)

    Enjoy Messiah rehearsals! I loved doing the concert when I was in college! Fun memories!

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  27. So JEALOUS of the Autumn leaves!

    Adorable girls, as always!!!

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  28. Man o man!! Get sick for a week and it's near impossible to get caught up on your blog!!!

    Looks like you all had a fun Halloween. Loved your costume and Ginormica's shoes!!

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