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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The rain stopped and Halloween fun began all day long....

Where are we today
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       At least it is not raining today, but a cold north wind and temperature topped 48 f. Got a few nice morning walkabouts, (around the puddles). Just bundled up a bit more and the fresh air felt good.
         There is lots of sites decorated for Halloween. This is the weekend here that they celebrate it, And there is not one empty campsite in the park of the 275 campsites available, thats why we booked this weekend quite a while ago.
love these chairs
       Boiled up the chicken carcuss, from last night's chicken, for a couple hours first thing this morning to make a nice tasty pot of chicken noodle soup, perfect for this weather.
tasty hot soup for lunch
perfect for a cold day outside
         Then after lunch I made up a batch of sausage rolls with puff pastry for snacks this afternoon with our friends.  For the recipe click HERE or my recipe blog top right sidebar.
sausage rolls and cheese to share
         Shortly after noon a few more of our friends showed up then the sun came out for a while and a campfire to warm us up a bit.
Bill brought lotsa firewood
lively conversation, huddled
around the campfire
        At 2 pm hay wagon rides around the campground, long lineup but the kids love it.
          All afternoon we all grazed on snacks, Bill's chowder, Barb's Beef on a bun, Betty's chili, sausage rolls, cheese and crackers, various chips and dips, veggies, hot dogs etc.. we had it all covered. You hungry grab a bite, open buffet.
lotsa food
Bill's chowder
Betty's chili
      Then Janien's wonderful "adult oranges" marinated in Tequila and brown sugar since Wednesday. Vitamin C with a kick! The adult trick or treaters got the oranges.
marinated oranges
            At 4 pm the trick our treaters begin and we were ready, lined up our 3 sites so the kids got a 3 for one bonus here. We had candy for over 300 kids ourselves, and in about and hour we were done.
ready for the kids
I just kept filling the bowl
until we were done
       Lots of really neat costumes and was really impressed almost every child said trick our treat and "thank you" after they got a treat.
this a "Dogagator"?
love this young ladies "high healed sneakers"
the crowds kept coming and coming
even after we ran out
         Now around the campfire trying to keep warm but the sun was setting and the cool north winds picked up.
a few young ones here wanted Spider dogs
and they looked inviting
      I could not resist any longer and made my own spider dog, to share with Suzie.
spider dog craving taken care of 
one last monster before heading in
        We finally caved in just after 6:30, just too cold for our liking even dressed in all the layers we had on, the young ones stuck it out for a while longer. So back home we go, fire up our Mr. Heater, to take the chill out of our bones.
        What a fun day we had with friends and the Halloween excitement around the campground with hundreds of excited little ones having fun. Even on this pretty cold fall day. But at least it was not raining like the last 2 days.
         Soon time to call it a night, after all the cool fresh air, food, fun and walkabouts. Pull out of here tomorrow to Bill and Barb's for Sunday night then heading west Monday Morning.
         Thanks for taking the time to stop by and hope you had a great day as well.

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  1. I assume that all those kids didn't just come from the RV park it self. I could feel the coolness in your post, Brrr!

    1. Some of them come from outside to visit family and friends as well as the Halloween activities. But with 275 sites and a lot with 2 children per site that is a lot of children. No seasonal sites and it is a family campground.

  2. When we were kids, wasn't Halloween on the 31st of October...? I honestly don't remember there being any activities other than on the 31st. I guess things have changed...

    1. That's what I remember as , well, but this campground closes for the season on Oct. 31st Halloween night/ So the campers get to celebrate it a week early. More people, more fun and safer for the kids in the campground. Always a fun day for everyone.

  3. It's been years since I've lived in a place that had Trick or Treat.... lived in the boonies and then on the road. But I remember the homemade popcorn balls that the woman on Congress St gave out... 65 or more years ago... loved them! Looks like you adults had a good time around the campfire treating yourselves!!!

    1. I remember those days as well long, but the days of handing out homemade treats strange kids are over now. A lot of sites had adults treats as well, it you cared, everyone had a great time.

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    1. He was cute everyone got in the spirit of the day.

  5. Looks like lots of folks ready for Halloween - I'll bet that fire felt good. We're in the western NC foothills and the highs for the day dropped 30* in one day so I believe fall has really arrived now.

    1. Everyone ready here, the fire was wonderful but still not warm enough with the cold wind.
      Yup, think fall has finally arrived.

  6. What a fun-filled day. I love the idea of "adult oranges." I may have to try that treat.
    The "Dogagator" is a hoot. What a crowd. Looks like so much fun.

    1. It is always a fun filled weekend, we have been coming here now for about 15 years enjoy it , nice to see everyone again too.
      The oranges are a nice treat too, you can fool yourself into thinking you are eating healthy.

  7. Looks like a lot of fun over there. Here at Waldenwoods, in south Michigan, the partying seemed to go all day, with lots of Halloween activities for the kids, and site-decorating for the adults. This park is mostly full, too -- pretty well all Michigan plates on the vehicles. The trick-or-treating started at 5 and lasted for over an hour. We weren't prepared for this, and usually give Halloween a miss anyways, so we sat in our coach and watched the steady stream of revellers pass by. Some of these kids were carrying bags and pillowcases so full of candy that they could hardly carry them. The DJ set up at the pavilion just across the lane, and then the party started...

    1. We have been coming here for so long we know the ropes and join in the festivities. There was also a DJ and dance at the clubhouse but did not go this year, had enough fun all day. Party time all day here too.

  8. Best part of Halloween is the left over candy (if you're lucky)! :c)

    1. We buy mostly candy we like and save some for ourselves, otherwise there would be no leftovers.


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