Last week we took a trip into Clifton for a walk around town. We visit at least a couple of times a year. Several of the historical homes were decorated for Halloween.
We have been enjoying this cute cow for several years now. This is the first time I have seen her at this time of the year.
This is the entrance to Peterson's Ice-Cream Depot. You walk up that alley, turn left at the far end, and there is a kiosk where you can order all kinds of ice-cream, plus. A place we have been to and enjoyed several times.
I didn't know they went to all this trouble to decorate for Halloween.
The homes in Clifton have historical markers in the front. They give a short history of the people who lived in them. We have read every one over the years, but it's long enough between visits that we forget. There is a list here of all the houses, and if you click on the thumbnail, it will give you a short history of that particular place.
Here you can see we met one of the residents, the four-legged kind. When a dog comes up to the fence with a bone in its mouth it makes you a bit wary. But it didn't take long for us to realize that this sweet little darling was only interested in wagging her tail, to let us know how happy she was with her bone. She was adorable! The three of us made friends and she had enough scratches and ear rubs to last her for quite a while.
A closer view of the marker shown above.
We walked across the road and saw that one of the witches had crash-landed in a tree. These witches need to be more careful, or at least ease off on that rum punch they mix in their witches brew.
I see a lot of them in the trees at this time of the year. I keep telling them this very important message, don't drink and drive, even if it is while riding a broomstick!
I was impressed with all the decorations.
It certainly puts a smile on the faces of little kids and big kids alike, and especially those of us who like to take photos.
In between looking at all the Halloween decorations, we continue to read the historical markers in front of each home.
The man who lived in this house went down on the Titanic.
This is the Harris House.
The Kincheloe House
I will leave you with the two pretty dogs we came across.
Oh the joy!
Another pretty dog, a bigger one.
And a few pics I played with in Paint Shop Pro.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween and if you are driving, watch out for all the Trick or Treaters tonight. And for the Witches, if you are flying your broom stick, no drinking while driving.