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Happy Halloween…. BOO!

by Toiny Westberry on 31 October 2012
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Don’t scroll down if you are easily frightened or not a Halloween fan.  We have only one picture from our big Halloween party last Saturday, taken by little Dane, and it’s a doozy! We love Halloween.  We love dressing up, trick-or-treating, scary movie marathons,  and just being goofy one night a year.

This year friends of ours hosted a Halloween party in downtown Stuttgart on Saturday night.  It was also the night of the Navy Ball, so we had a couple extra kiddo’s. Luckily it was a kid-friendly (um, not so much if you count us LOL), event and we brought them all along.  Saturday was also our big snowstorm.  In October.  We weren’t about to pack a car full of zombies, monster high ghouls and Captain America and drive all the way to Stuttgart in a full-fledged snowstorm.

Luckily the train is right next door & super convenient.  We were even super lucky & made it onto the Regional.  The regional has very few stops, so it’s very fast, but it’s also a double-decker.  Becca crossed another “must-do” off her bucket list, she rode a double-decker train on the top deck. We did get an awful lot of stares, quite normal in Germany of course, this time I stared back.  Maybe I even drooled a little.  I got smiles from 99% of the people!  That’s never happened before!  I’m going with I’m finally considered native.  Dave says they smiled so I wouldn’t eat them.

We transfered at the Hauptbannhof (main station)  in downtown Stuttgart to the ubahn (underground).  Again tons of stares as our little troop of zombies, monster high ghouls and Captain America trampd through the station.  And smiles for me.  I’m native!  We got to our final stop with no problems.  Disembarked.  The ubahn left.  And there we were.  All dressed up, in the outskirts of Stuttgart in a snowstorm.  A freezing snowstorm, with lots of snow!  And I had no idea where to go next.  I did have the address but there were about 6-7 different streets going in all directions and the snow was blinding our eyes.  I huddled with the little ones next to a building while Dave & Cole tried to find the right street.  Of course they did, and of course we made our party but the getting there was the best part of the night.

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