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No Boo's, please, we're rural!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

For about the 25th year in a row, we've had no trick or treaters. We just live too far from town, on a road with too few houses. When our kids were young, we'd take a passel of candy to a friend's house in town for distribution and our kids would trick-or-treat in town. Figured that was a fair enough trade. I miss seeing all the little'uns, and some big'uns, in costume, though : )

The only costume I dug out today was my mukluks and snowshoes so I could go snowshoeing, my *very* *favourite* winter exercise. It was good, really good. I snowshoed for just over an hour, and for the first time ever, the SparkPeople Fitness Tracker said I burned more calories than my online calorie calculator said. What to do, what to do? When the online calculator says I burned more calories, I use its number. Now that SparkPeople says I burned more, dare I use SparkPeople's number?????? You're da**ed right I do : )!

G'night Hallowe'en Sparkers! Happy November!
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DEL-AND-COMPANY 11/2/2012 12:44PM

  Yep...We're too far out in the country, too. But door to door is on the decline everywhere populated and it seems that the more populated a place is the less social people tend to stay.

As for the show-shoeing...Well there is something I have not tried. I can promise this much, though, I will work on "blowing up" the calorie counter on here, too!



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NWFL59 11/1/2012 11:26PM

    I suspect the days of house to house T or T are dwindling to nothing. Most people in my community have started having car trunk parties for their kids or else something connected with their church and of course the local mall and business have their own version of T or T goodies distribution for the kids to enjoy (and to encourage the parents to do a little shopping). So glad you had fun snow shoeing. That's something I've never tried nor really lived in a location where you could do such an activity.

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SLAPTHEFATCAT 11/1/2012 10:43PM

    No kids here either. And only one at the restaurant I work at. I really thought there would be more.

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RUN4FOOD 11/1/2012 8:08PM

    Each year we end up with a different amount of kids. Last year we had lots of this. This year not so many.
Snow shoeing in Houston. That would be interesting to see. This city would be completely shut down even with a 1/2 inch
of snow.
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BOILHAM 11/1/2012 5:56PM

    We live in town, but on a street where the houses a kind of spread out, so we don't get any kids either. We did about 20 years ago, but not now. Halloween has really gone downhill as a holiday. I miss it.


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CORBY58 11/1/2012 5:27PM

    Ken,

Use to love jogging at night when a fresh powder was down and the moon was up. A bluish gray tint s all around and you, and could hear the crunch of the fresh snow underfoot with each stride. So peaceful!

Can't do that in Houston, do not want to ever do that in Houston. So me your snow shoes and I will show you my new cleated shoes..

And for the rest of you being a guy means never having to give up being a kid.

Corby

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PMRUNNER 11/1/2012 11:09AM

    We have moved around a lot due the Army. When we live on an Army base, we get tons of trick or treaters. I think that the whole surrounding community brings their kids there because it is such a relatively safe place to trick or treat.

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DIXIEWORKHORSE 11/1/2012 11:07AM

    We live out in a rural area too with only 4 or 5 houses. We just take our kids out to our church for a local fall festival and trick or treating. When I was younger the streets were crazy with kids now they seem to all go to fall festivals.

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HEALTHIERKEN 11/1/2012 11:02AM

    Yeah. I guess times have changed a whole lot since we were trick or treating kids, even since my own kids were doing it. Too many grinches doing harm to kids with contaminated goodies, etc, etc. seems to have had the effect that no parents trust anyone any more.
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TIMOTHYNOHE 11/1/2012 1:41AM

    In 22 years we have rarely had more than a half dozen kids on our porch. And we live in town on a busy street that has side walks.

I have no idea why not.

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