Another Halloween has come and gone. Russell was Lightning McQueen from "Cars" and Punky reused Russell's James the Red Engine from last year. The kids gobbled up their M&Ms, Skittles and lollipops, while we gave away all the other candy they received.
This year, we took the kids trick-or-treating to both Bay Farm and Fernside. We liked Bay Farm because it was calm and we got to see the Johnny Depp-lookalike do his Pirates of the Carribean schtick. On the other hand, Fernside was completely overrun with hordes of children who cross over from Oakland. And I have to clean up the candy wrappers these kids drop all over our lawn.