Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sacks Full of Loot

As everyone knows, this evening is Halloween or All Hallows Eve. It's the one time of the year where fantasy can come to life. We dress up in all sorts of costumes, walk a little on the wild side, and definitely look for new ways to scare ourselves or others.

So you may be asking why on Earth is a Halloween post is on an outdoor blog? The answer is simple, we have to go out the door to go trick or treating! Then there's always haunted houses, forests, and, nowadays, corn to explore. We always take time in October to visit a corn maze. It's a family tradition!

This year we scrambled our brains navigating Oakes Farm in Corryton, TN on the Northern outskirts of Knoxville. It was a ton of fun, as always, and the corn was so tall this year! But this post is not about that. I couldn't help but show off another silly pic of our girls though.

So back to trick or treating. This year the kiddos dressed as a skeleton and a zombie to go out for their loot. Wifey spent a couple of hours doing their make-up, and Ash's costume took her a few weeks to hand draw and sew.

As the light was fading, we hit the road in search of a neighborhood to pillage. Considering that All Hallows Eve fell on a Sunday this year, there were several counties, cities, and neighborhoods that decided to do the whole trick or treat thing on Saturday. (I don't know about you, but that is the silliest thing I've ever heard).

Luckily, we found a neighborhood not too far from home, and the race was on! We walked around, mostly staying behind the girls, letting them sack unsuspecting folks and loot their candy bowls. After a good two hours of raiding, the kiddos -- growing weary, but mostly just tired of all the caked on make-up -- walked away proud of their plunder. We made our way back to the house for make-up removal, pizza for supper, and candy sorting.

We hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe Halloween! Enjoy the candy, but beware the bellyache.

Happy Trails,
Tim and Robin