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Bootastic and Frightfullicious

Well, another Halloween has come and gone in Maryland. This one was abit different for me but somewhat familiar. Halloween 2004 was my first and I'm thinking I came home late from the office. It was rather entertaining to see the costumes on the subway. Last year, it was great to have Kim and Georgia up here...although we had yet to move into our new townhouse. This year, K & G are in Mississippi this week.

It was a bit too much to cough up three plane tickets at once and I can't go anywhere during sweeps periods - which November is a big one. So, I help out at the church's Fall Festival. A great turn out and the kids had a lot of fun! I found an orange long-sleeve shirt and considered myself "An Uncarved Pumpkin." I know, lame. Didn't have anything in the closet to have fun with...and zero time and money to put together anything else. Oh, well. The remainder of the night was spent recouping from the long day and posting a few Halloween pics from around the DC area submitted by viewers.

Fall leaves here are amazing. Vivid colors...yellows and reds are in abundance and quite spectacular. However, I may need to miff the homeowner's association by setting by front lawn a blaze...quite a few need to be raked. LOL

Ahhhh, I miss the days of working on the "Unexplained" series. This time three years ago and for three years before that I would be needing a coma having worked on the half-hour special for hours on end with help from others.

It's amazing how time has flown and it's already November! I'm planning on a visit to Mississippi in December.

More to come...

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