Views of the Neighborhood – A Halloween Tour

It is Halloween, so it is only fitting that we tour the neighborhood and check out the decorations. We are being catered by Torchy’s of Lakeway. Our entertainment is Bobby Pickett singing The Monster Mash.

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I had the bus decorated for Halloween so let’s go.

Our first stop is an old friend. The home of the Flamingos.

Great gate.

Captured skeleton.

Glowing ghouls.

Some monsters and a little library.

Webs, trampoline, and skeleton.

Biggest spider ever.

Happy couple.

Monster house.

Giant web.

Halloween dance.

The ultimate.

I hope you enjoyed the tour. Have some tacos and listen to Bobby Pickett

101 comments

  1. The best part of all was your “Halloween bus”!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. 😁

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    2. Such a realistic decorating job on that bus!!

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      1. It was hard getting it to look like a derelict yet still move. Thanks, Liz.

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      2. I can only imagine!

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  2. Dear John,
    it’s like a glimpse into another world. Halloween is not important here. There is no Halloween-stuff to be seen here. When we lived in Germany many years ago Halloween was unknown. In catholic regions it was All Saints Day.
    Keep well
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. I think being close (relatively) to the South American cultures is what has caused the celebration to develop here. Just a guess. Thanks, Klausbernd. 😊

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      1. That could well be. Such a symbolic is quite common there.

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  3. Excellent. I really like all the Halloween decorations!

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    1. Thank you, Rabirius.

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  4. LOL! I love what you did to the bus, John! I hope you’ve got AAA. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the tour!

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    1. Thank you , Jill. 🀣

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  5. Nice to see the decorations. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Tim. 😁

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  6. What fun when the whole neighborhood gets into the act!!

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    1. Hahaha. Good one, GP.

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  7. Nice displays. Haven’t seen as many around here as last year, so I really enjoyed this.

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    1. I’m glad you did. 😁

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  8. Enjoyed the tour, the menu, and the entertainment. I’ve heard “Monster Mash” almost all my life, but I think this was the first time I ever knew what BobbyPickett looked like. πŸ™‚

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    1. I thought he did a great job. Thanks, Joan.

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  9. Love your updated bus. You have some creative folks in your area.

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    1. We do. So much fun to see.

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  10. Great job on the bus, John.

    I like the minimalist ones the best, like the ghost on the gate. Good see the little library decked out. I’d be rude if I didn’t mention the happy couple.

    Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thank you, Dan. I’m glad you came along. 😁

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      1. Oh, I almost forgot – breakfast taco, please.

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      2. They have the best.

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  11. “The Monster Mash” never goes out of style! What a contrast between the last two yards! I much prefer the more staid “Halloween dance.”

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    1. Yes, quite dignified. 😁

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  12. I love all the decorations in your neighbourhood. What a fun time! Love the Monster Mash!!

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. 😁

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  13. That bus almost made it back to the station. Maybe it did not survive the trick ?

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  14. Baja shrimp and a Modelo, please! What fun for the kids in your neighborhood! I’d love to be trick or treating there!

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    1. Yes indeed. I think they like it for sure.

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  15. What an amazing job on the Bus!! And your town is the coolest. I love how so many get into the holiday. Perfect tune, of course!

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    1. It seems most houses have some kind of display. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. That’s wonderful. Do you decorate?

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      2. No, we do not decorate. With Twiggy’s bark profile we lay low.

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      3. I sorta figured… 😊

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      4. Olympic barker here.

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  16. Frightfully good work on the bus, John. Torchy’s is such a cool name for a hot food place. I got a kick out of some of the menu item names. I loved all the devilishly delightful decorations, but the Halloween Dance is my favorite — so unique. Thanks for the tour. Have a spook-tacular Halloween. Hugs!

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    1. You as well. Teagan. Hugs.

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  17. That’s one HUGE spider, John, and the poor skeleton is already missing a leg! Great tour — on a good and creepy bus — your neighbors know how to do up Halloween decorations, too!

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    1. It is amazing how many decorate their homes. Thank you and Happy Halloween, Debbie πŸ¦‡

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  18. Your neighborhood *never* disappoints, John, particularly that purple house…whoa! Happy Halloween!

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    1. They have gone all out this year. That skeleton is ten feet tall. Thanks, Lori.

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  19. Impressive, dear John. I should notice that the couple teaches us a good moral lesson of a happy family life, while the rest participants of the Halloween party make us ponder upon life as it is. I’m glad to see no masks on them. At least, skeletons can breathe. πŸ™‚ Happy Samhain, my dear friend! πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸ₯ πŸ₯ πŸ₯ πŸŒ­πŸŒ­πŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

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    1. Happy Samhain, Dear Maria. We need a bonfire and some hot mulled cider to celebrate the harvest. 🍢 πŸ”₯

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  20. What a fun tour, John, and that bus is classic! I wanna live in your neighborhood! Happy Halloween!

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    1. You are more than welcome to move in, Lauren. I think you would be an asset.

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  21. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I’m always impressed by how your neighborhood goes all out for the holidays. I especially love the bus — terrific job on decorating, John. πŸ˜‚ And I love the menu. There couldn’t be a better Halloween celebration post!

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    1. Thank you so much, Gwen. Glad you liked it.

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  22. Thanks for the Halloween Tour, the Fried Avocado Tacos (good tacos are hard to find in Kansas!). and the “Monster Mash”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFPI9b9N6CQ&t=4s

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    1. I njoyed the clip. Thank you, Willow.

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      1. *laugh* not as classic as “Monster Mash” but it’s getting there…Ha! It was one of my fav coffin classics!

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      2. I think the key word is classic.

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  23. Love the Halloween bus! I think my favorite is the witches’ circle. πŸ™‚ Great tour! Your neighborhood goes all out!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  24. The bus was a surprise but very appropriate. Great tour – you have very creative neighbors. The Monster Mash topped it off. Great tacos!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. Glad you liked it.

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  25. I always loved the Monster Mash. That song is timeless!

    Thanks for redoing the bus in honor of the holiday. Great job, John!

    This was such a fun tour. I took lots of pictures and gawked more than usual. I especially loved the monsters at the mini-library and that ginormous spider!

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    1. Thank you for going long, Mae. 😁

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  26. My favorite? The Halloween dance with the coven of witches. Fab post John.

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    1. I like that one as well, Lynne. Thanks. 😁

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  27. Great spirit in your hood. I’ll have some nookie, or A Little Nookies and the lovely couple gets my vote. Happy Halloween, John.

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    1. Thak you, Steve. 😁

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  28. Looks like your neighborhood really embraced the holiday. What fun!

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    1. Yes they did. I would estimate 50% of the homes had some kind of tie in to Halloween. 😁

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  29. Lots of scary skeletons in the trees. You even have a Little Free Library!

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    1. Yup. Gotta be brave to approach it though.

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  30. So many good ones, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’m partial to the little library. Thanks for the tour, John!

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    1. Thanks for coming along, Teri. 😊

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  31. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    A fun tour, I never tire of seeing the decorations!

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  32. Great decorations, John. What a fun day.

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Robbie.

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  33. Creepy and spooky, and altogether kooky. That couple took the “till death to us part” thing seriously.

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    1. I think they did, Marc. 🀣

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  34. Sorry, i am late for this. But its never to late getting some inspirations useful for other occasions too. πŸ˜‰ I like all of them. You are definitely having a very creative neighborhood. Thanks for sharing, John! xx Michael

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    1. Yes, they are creative for sure. Thank you, Michael

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  35. LOL! Even the bus was changed for Halloween!! Great fun, John!

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  36. Looks like quite the spirit in the neighborhood. LOVE the bus!

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    1. Yes these folks do go all out.

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  37. I’m running even farther behind than usual, John, and I apologize for not getting here sooner. BUT, I’m still glad I came by. I’ve said it before and I’ll no doubt say it again: your neighborhood amazes me! What a fun trip. LOVE the redecorated bus and the skeleton flamingo most of all, I think! Hard to choose, though.

    Thanks so much for sharing. One of these days, I’m going to catch up again and not run so far behind on my blog visits. Probably. Maybe. Oh, who knows?! I move a LOT slower these days, thanks to Covid Brain and an ongoing lack of energy. But just because I’m slower doesn’t mean I’m done! So I’ll keep trying to visit more often. It’s ALWAYS worth a trip to see how Twiggy & Lucy are doing, and to go on your Sunday tours. Thanks for another good one! πŸ˜€ ❀

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    1. Don’t you worry missing my stuff is not as important as getting fully recovered. Take it slow, Marcia. 😁

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      1. I’m afraid that’s pretty much the ONLY way I can take it right now, John. As they say, my get up and go got up and went. BUT. I do think I’m doing a wee bit better each day, thanks! And I will NOT give up! 😊

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      2. Here. Have some bourbon. It won’t help but you will be okay with that. πŸ₯ƒ

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  38. Thanks, John! Nothing better than virtual bourbon. (The real kind would likely knock me off my feet.😁😁😁)

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    1. Hahahah. 😁

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