Happy Halloween!

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Patty In the Stocks

By now ghouls, goblins and monsters of all sizes and styles are unleashed and enjoying themselves.  We wanted to share a few throwback photos of Halloween taken in Boston in 1986 while we were traveling through on our North American Journey.

There is nothing like being in Salem, Massachusetts for Halloween festivities.  The community takes this holiday seriously.  Apparently today, more than 250,000 people come to enjoy Salem’s “Haunted Happenings” which go on the entire month of October.

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The Salem Witch Museum

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Crowd gathers for Boston Costume Dash

After enjoying ourselves in Witch Country, we headed over to Boston in time for the Boston Common Costume Dash.  Mark and I were costumed as curious travelers.  We thoroughly enjoyed the merriment, although we did not ourselves participate in the dash.

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Patty and Mark encounter two Pumpkin Heads

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Woman with a Big Bootie

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The Boston Costume Dash at the Commons

The first time we ever saw a big fake derrier was in Boston on this charming woman.  It was a lovely time, a fun time, a time before the nasty pall of terrorism on this fun-loving town.

After chatting, laughing and taking photos of the participants, we found a nice vantage point where we could watch the Costume Dash.

We had a lot of fun in Boston.  After checking out the Dash, as I recall, we went to a bistro for a bowl of clam chowder, some oyster crackers and a beer.  And then we climbed into our Chinook and headed south past all the beautiful Autumn trees.


Patty Mooney is a VP, Video Producer, Sound Technician, Teleprompter Operator and Video Editor at award-winning San Diego video production company, Crystal Pyramid Productions.