Happy November! I can't believe how this year is flying by! I have a urge to decorate for Christmas now. I plan on putting my tree up while Rich and Chris are hunting around the 15th.
Saturday night we went on the Lantern Lit Hike at Island Lake State Park. I have been wanting to go for a few years. Two years ago the night we planned to go it was cancelled because there was ice on the trail.
Last year it was cancelled because of Covid, because you know, it was dangerous to hike outside or whatever!
This year we finally went. All I can say is "lantern lit hike" is kind of pushing it. There were lanterns lit for sure but they were spaced very far apart so you literally walked in pitch black until you got to this
Luckily we had our cell phones with us and Rich turned on the flashlight app between lanterns!
Granted, the hike was from 6-9 and we didn't get there until about 8:00. Some of the lanterns were burning out already, plus it was cloudy so there was no moonlight.
Rich says maybe we should go if they schedule one after it snows. The snow would light up the surroundings and probably make it easier to see!
There was a sign at the beginning of the trail asking for donations to buy more lanterns! In my opinion, the state should supply them! I'm not complaining though. They do take good care of their state parks!
In spite of all that we did enjoy it and I would go again for sure!
Halloween was fun. I love going trick or treating with the boys!
They got a lot of candy considering they only went to approximately 10 houses total. People were giving away candy by the handful! Plus it was raining off and on!
Finally, here is a picture of my little goblins from 1984.
I have wonderful memories of Halloween when my kids were small. We lived in a great neighborhood with lots of kids! Walking through dried leaves on the sidewalk always brings back those memories to this day!