Views of the Neighborhood – Halloween Part Three

Welcome to the third edition of the neighborhood tour of Halloween decorations. Today we have hickory smoked ham, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and pecan sticky buns. The drink today is Veuve Clicquot champagne served in Baccarat flutes. I have also been asked what kind of accommodations are on the bus. We have leather reclining chairs, personal entertainment centers, Β a full kitchen, a full bar, A Bose Soundsystem, 300 G internet, WiFi, and restroom facilities. The bus is equipped with air suspension and can run on multi-fuel as well as full electric.

Hop aboard. We also have ZZ Top playing for our enjoyment.

Here we are with a couple of pirates. Looks like the one is getting ready to do something.

Here we have an elaborate display. Spiders on the house and Tombstones in the yard. (Not to mention the string of skulls on the wall.)

A couple of friendly ghouls.

Several things that are scattered in the yard. Β That big skull to the left is my favorite.

Nothing like a big orange spider and big web to welcome visitors.

More tombstones and an assortment of ghosts with a purple spider on the mailbox.

A dancing ring of ghosts and a masked ex Wal-Mart greeter.

Here are a few keep out signs. (They must know me)

A big pile of who knows what.

So that’s what it is. (Um, not sure I know any more than I did.)

That is our tour for today. I hope you enjoyed it. Stay and have some more champagne and listen to the music. I hope you have a great week.

 

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  1. I think the last thing is the sand worm creature from Beetlejuice.

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    1. Oh. Thank you, Charles.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  2. Love the Pirates πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ John – and love how Halloween is celebrated in The States πŸ‘»πŸ’€πŸ‘»β˜ οΈπŸŽƒπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ§›πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ§ŸπŸ§Ÿβ€β™€οΈ

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    1. I love your emojis. 😁

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  3. “A big pile of who knows what.” LOl! I really love these bus tours, John. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  4. The tours are improving the closer we get to that fateful date.
    I had to crack up when you said ZZ-Top was playing today and the first picture I see is of 2 skeletons!! Or maybe they are two of the Rolling Stones that want to join in? Pirates? Oh well….

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    1. I like the idea of the Rolling Stones GP. 😁

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  5. Given that you have made a series out of it, your neighborhood has embraced Halloween decorations! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, I sent out word that everyone needs to participate.

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      1. That a way, Boss.

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      2. Yeah. Warned that a flaming bag of poop would be next if not in compliance. 😁

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  6. Love the decorations!! The bus would be a great way to tour the neighbourhood. (Is there a bathroom onboard? asking for a friend)

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    1. Yes, full restroom. Double sink, walk-in shower and soaking tub. alonf with the toilet.

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      1. OK, I’m in. I mean my friend will come along.

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  7. That is one tricked-out bus, John. I have to remember not to try to use my phone for pictures after eating one of those sticky buns. I think the inflatable is the prehistoric ancestor to the Turducken. My fav is the Walmart greeter.

    Thanks for a fun and filling morning ride. The hash browns were perfect.

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    1. I’m glad to hear that about the hash browns. An old family recipe passed down from our aunt Ore-Ida. 😁

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  8. Forget the Halloween decorations. I’m going straight to ZZ Top.

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    1. There you go. Playing my favorite today.

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  9. Another great bus tour! Thanks for the adventure and the smiles, John. I particularly enjoyed the pirates. πŸ˜‚

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    1. I liked them too, Gwen. Thank you.

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  10. That’s one first-class bus, John. Have a great week! πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. It is for sure.

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  11. That party bus is proof that you should never judge a book by its cover.

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    1. I know. I had to explain it since some were reluctant to get on board. Of course, I didn’t go into the king sized bedroom with ensuite bathroom, jet tub, and rain shower. Folks might have thought I was being suggestive or something.

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      1. What a ride!

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      2. I know. Not as hot as the Olds but still pretty comfortable. (Four beers on tap)

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  12. I love how your neighborhood goes all out. Love ZZ Top, and the pirates. (Probably the last Pirates to play in the World Series.) I was drawn to the old Jeep. I’ll bet that thing has stories to tell.

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    1. That Jeep has been sitting in that guy’s yard for over a year. I wonder what he intends to do with it?

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  13. That orange spider is big, but it looks friendlier than that whatchamacallit inflatable.

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    1. I agree. The whatchamacallit looks dangerous.

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  14. I’m still giggling over the ADT security signs placed next to the ghouls at the mailbox and the pirates in the doorway! Double safe, for sure. Thanks for another lovely tour, John!

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    1. You know suburbian folks. Gotta have security to ward off all those criminals. 😁

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  15. I want a seat on that bus!
    Great tune to accompany the tour…

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    1. You always have a reserved seat. 😁

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      1. I feel rather privileged. πŸ™‚ 😘

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      2. You deserve it.

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      3. 😘

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  16. Great tour, John! And with La Grange rocking the bus, it was super fun! Thanks!

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    1. Yes it was, Jan. That was recorded live at Gruene Hall. I have been there many times.

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  17. A wonderful tour, John. (I have to catch up with the earlier ones!) I must say, your neighborhood does Halloween up right! And a “masked ex Wal-Mart greeter?” I nearly fell off my chair laughing at that. πŸ˜€ Sorry I missed the bus, but I sure did enjoy the tour! πŸ˜€

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    1. Sorry, you missed the bus but you did get the tour for sure. Thanks, Marcia.

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  18. What fun, John. We’ve always lived too far off the beaten track for kids to come around, and the HOA in the neighborhood where we are moving has strict rules about no decorations!

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    1. Oh my. They must be fun to deal with for sure, Noelle.

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  19. I say, dear John! It is getting darker & darker in your area. What do the deer think of these decorations?

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    1. I tried to get a photo of a deer next to a decoration but it ran off. The deer do not mind the decorations, Maria.

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      1. I say, dear John! They are the real Halloween deer! πŸ™‚

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      2. Yes. They disappear at the sight of a camera.

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  20. Love the pirates and ghost ballerinas! News of your tours are getting around. I can see them expanding to other parts of Austin.

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    1. The bus has a capacit problem so maybe I’ll need a bigger bus.

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  21. Who would turn down these tours, John? You’re just too generous with your food and drink. πŸ₯‚Great decorations, but I have arachnophobia, so even the fake spiders give me the creeps. πŸ˜πŸ•·πŸ•Έ

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    1. Not a good thing to have. No more spiders on our tours. 😊

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  22. Thank you for the entertainment, John. I can’t stop laughing at your comments!
    Loved that you provided such a great tour bus too πŸ™‚
    And that fat orange spider has me grinning!

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    1. He had me laughing too. Thanks, Mae.

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  23. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Traveling in the lap of luxury and Halloween decorations what more could anyone ask for? Thanks for the great tour John.

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    1. Maybe some cake. I will have some next week. Thanks, Denise.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        Yay!

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  24. Stop! You’re making me sad down here where we celebrate bugger all.

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  25. Believe it or not, there is a “Halloween spider” that may have been the model for the one on the tour today. It really is a beauty.

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    1. I loved the line that they pose no threat to humans who are at least 2 inches tall. Thanks, Linda. It is a beauty.

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  26. With a Bose sound system and ZZ Top music, you may not be able to get me off the bus. Especially with food and drink like that.

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    1. That’s okay too

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  27. In the UK we used to celebrate bonfire night the 5th November more but Asda from America started bringing in Halloween πŸŽƒ dress up and gizmos and people like to party, I don’t know if there will be any celebrations here this year though we are about to go into two weeks lockdown it is rumoured. Enjoy your Halloween πŸ‘»

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    1. I’m sorry to hear about your coming lockdown. Stay safe, Charlotte.

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  28. Your neighborhood is really getting into Halloween. And that great music! Thanks, John.

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    1. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  29. That tour bus is amazing! You’ve got everyone fooled too by keeping the exterior like a regular school bus.

    There are graveyards with skeletons trying to claw their way out popping up in my neighborhood too!

    It looks like the kids young and old are going to be having a spooktacular Halloween in your neighborhood, John.

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    1. Yes, the appearence of the bus allows for incognito travel. No one would guess it is a luxury liner in disguise. On the decorations, I think folks are going all out to counter the dismal feelings of COVID. Thanks, Deborah.

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      1. I think you’re right regarding the decorations and Corona Virus.

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      2. It does explain excessive decorations.

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  30. Love the accommodations available on your party bus, John. Will cruise with you and the producer anytime. And man, your neighborhood really goes all out for Halloween! Lots of fun….

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