By the time Hallowe’en rolled around we were almost Hallowe’ened out, but that didn’t stop us from getting dressed up and going to “Main Street” (AKA Dunsmuir Ave) and checking out the Cumberland “Trick-or-Treat Parade”! It’s not really a parade; more of a promenade. Most of the businesses of the village hand out treats and kids just wander around collecting them while the adults visit with each other and maybe grab a beer at the brewery. There were many good treats to be had but I think the most popular were the mini-pizzas Riders Pizza handed out—very generous!—they had a line up most of the time.
Another nice thing is the library hands out books for treats! I Heart the Library!
For a few weeks before, the Museum turns their coal mine exhibit into a haunted coal mine exhibit! Which is sort of ironic because, while I find the coal mine exhibit very interesting, it’s kind of creepy year ’round. I didn’t get any pictures because it’s dark down there, so dark it’s almost dangerous. Step was doing that thing where he was standing very still in my Pussy Riot cat balaclava and he freaked some people out so bad they ran back up the stairs, haha!
After the Parade you can go to the CRI for free Bar-BOO-Cue hot dogs and juice but we didn’t go. We just headed home and I was planning on turning on all our outdoor lights and hanging out in our carport lounge to see if I could give out the candy left over from Costumes & Candy, but Step fell asleep and I got to working and by the time I put my head back up it was 8:30 and raining, and I looked out on the street and it was like a ghost town, but not the Hallowe’enie style, more the not a soul to be seen style, so I guess we just missed Hallowe’en proper.
The next day we went to a Community Celebration of the Day of the Dead at the Abbey where there was music and dancing and an altar to honour our departed loved ones, and that was a stellar wind down. We also washed away our sins with tequila and I had a lot of sins, so I had to drink a lot of tequila. What can I say? I do what I have to do for the dead. Until next year, The Dead! I’ll see you then.