It was suggested that I take a ride through an east side neighborhood to see an impressive array of Halloween displays. It's fitting that as I begin my ride, I encounter a "good witch" (Amy) who is sweeping glass from a road that caused her a flat tire earlier in the week.
The early morning light was not ideal for taking today's images and some details were washed out but good enough. I thought the above scene was funny.
Another creative display. There was a lot of yellow tape in front of the yards and a local explained it was to herd the people to where candy was given and away from yards. Without the tape, people just swarm from home to home, trampling plants.
Another funny display with a skeleton dressed in black, dancing to the music of the skeleton sitting in a swing.
I talked to 3 residents and the overwhelming sentiment is the scene is insane once people arrive for Begger's Night. One guy said two years ago he gave away 1300 pieces of candy in the first 90 minutes. He had 1500 for tonight and that was likely to be exhausted. One couple used the excuse of the virus to avoid trick or treaters when in reality, they just needed a break from the chaos.
It being early in the day, a lot of blow-up displays were not yet in full bloom but a few were.
The neighborhood is in the 49er golf club development of Tanque Verde Road. Well worth a visit.
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