Treat … or Trick ?

Since the start of this Journey, we have been planning to be at a halloween-friendly place for the kids.

Indeed, Raquel has been on Halloween frenzy for some time … last week she already had Pesto decorated for the event.

Both kids had cool new costumes for tonight.

And Adriana researched the best places to enjoy halloween in San Francisco.

Then, bad weather reared up it’s ugly head … as we woke up this morning, all we could think was whether this halloween would be a treat, or a trick.

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Pesto was already decorated for halloween, making us famous on the dock:

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Then … this was the view from our cockpit this morning:

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Raquel’s decoration poorly drenched by the cold autumn rain:

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The little ghosts she had handmade seemed to share in the concern:

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But then the weather dried up early afternoon – it was a Go for us. The kids put on their costumes and off we went to San Francisco, to Belvedere Street – the place Adriana had found to offer one of the finest trick-or-treat experiences in town:

Ready to go after some candy
Ready to go after some candy
We rounded a corner and - wow, Belvedere street lived up to the expectation - all decorated for hallowed, and packed with trick-or-treaters
We rounded a corner and – wow, Belvedere street lived up to the expectation – all decorated for hallowed, and packed with trick-or-treaters
The houses were meticulously prepared to receive the kids
The houses were meticulously prepared to receive the kids
This one was fully converted to a pirate ship
This one was fully converted to a pirate ship
These guys were dancing on their windows all the time, with their costumes and house a la Rio 2
These guys were dancing on their windows all the time, putting up quite a show
Good taste everywhere
Good taste and attention to detail everywhere
On the Costumes category, this boy dressed up as a toilet won Pesto Crew's preference as the most original of the night
On the Costumes category, this boy dressed up as a toilet won Pesto Crew’s preference as the most original of the night
Followed closely by this hot-dog
Followed closely by this hot-dog
Some houses had live attractions - here, Raquel stages a light saber duel with Darth Vader himself (she won)
Some houses had live attractions – here, Raquel faces up Darth Vader for the ultimate lightsaber duel
We all had fun
We all had fun
A great trick-or-treat night, with a little cooperation from the weather, and thanks to Adriana's diligent research
A great trick-or-treat night, with a little cooperation from the weather, and thanks to Adriana’s diligent research
Happy Halloween !!!!
Happy Halloween !!!!

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