While riding around and taking pictures of Halloween decorations in people’s yards today, two great things happened: 1) Nobody came running out their front door with a loaded shotgun to question what I was doing. 2) I invented a new, exciting and challenging game.
I called the game Scary? Or Whimsical? It’s a great game for all ages, though some of the subject matter might be considered traumatic for children under the age of seven. Also, it requires that the players are old enough to ride a bike.
The rules of the game are simple. The players ride around town — like I was doing — and whenever they pass a Halloween decoration in somebody’s yard they have to give it a rating of either “SCARY” or “WHIMSICAL.” (There is one more option –“VERY SCARY” — to be used for only the most extremely frightening displays. Hopefully, that rating would be used very rarely.
Anyway, I saw many dozens of yard decorations today and rated them all. I took 28 pictures, but that’s too many to post here, so I narrowed it down to about 10 of my favorites. Let’s play Scary? Or Whimsical?
Well folks, that’s the end of this tour. It only covered the northern half of MY Town. Perhaps next week I will ride the southern neighborhoods and we can play Scary? Or Whimsical? again at that time.