We arrived in New Caledonia on November 1st...but wait! We are a day ahead of the States! It was still Halloween night in Florida!! I told the kids to get a costume on, and they were going to go Trick-or-Treating!!
Ben emerged two seconds later, in his "surfer" costume. He'd already worn this when they had the costume party on Fata Morgana a short while ago in Tonga. He borrowed Dave's "hair piece"...a gag gift from Garrick for his 50th birthday last year.
|Ben: Surfer Dude|
|Gaby dressed as an Archer for the costume party in Tonga|
|Ben and Gabs getting their party on|
So in the meantime, I got some candy ready, sent Dave to one cabin, and I went to the other. When they were ready, the kids came over from "their" hull to "our" hull and I heard a knock on our cabin door (where Dave was) "Trick or Treat!" they cried! Oohs and Aahs and lots of laughter! Next, I hear a knock on the cabin door I was behind. "Trick or Treat!" I opened the door, and this is what I saw:
|Gaby the CLOWN!!|
I have to admit...I was impressed with the costume she came up with in such a short time, and given the resources she had!!
And so it went on for a while...doors opened, closed, "Trick or Treat!" and opened and closed again. I ran from cabin to cabin, so they wouldn't know which door I was behind, and were surprised if and when I opened it!
|Ben gets creative with the hair piece. All he needed was a top hat and he could have been Abraham Licoln!|
|What a clown!|
Of course this is what it's all about: CANDY! A fair amount of time was spent "trading". Sometimes two pieces for one favourite the other might have had! It took a while, was quite meticulous, and there was some major wheeling and dealing going on. But in the end, all parties were more than satisfied with the final outcome:
BEST. HALLOWEEN. EVER!!