much to do here in Greenville to celebrate Halloween! Friday we headed to Boo in the Zoo, a trick-or-treat opportunity at our local zoo. For Lauris, a great
introduction to the concept of trick-or-treating, as well as a chance to see
that other children are wearing costumes too. The event runs the two weekends
before Halloween, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
small piece of advice: buy tickets beforehand. Instead of standing in the very
long line (which moved quickly but had a wait of about 30 minutes) you can go
straight to the gate. The crowds may have been partly due to some unexpected
publicity; on October 22nd the female Masai giraffe Autumn gave birth to a male calf. The baby was named Kiko, which means autumn’s child in
Swahili, but neither mom nor calf was in the haddock that late in the evening
so we’ll have to return during the daytime to meet the new addition.
great local Halloween event for those looking to participate in an alternative
to trick-or-treating, is Green Halloween at Roper Mountain Science Center. Billed
as “fall on the farm” there were games, crafts, snacks and candy, farm animals,
a hay ride and even a live band. We returned home tired, but with a bag full of
goodies that kept us busy the next day too.
the pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, the wonderful costumes from our Seattle uncles
(complete with hats and fire axe! ) and trick-or-treating (yet to come) it has been
a spooktacular Halloween. May all of you, whether celebrating in the US or
abroad, have a wonderful Halloween, All Saints’ Day, Guy Fawkes Night, Miķeļi, or fall harvest celebration! BOO!