Posted by Brian | Posted in You trippin! | Posted on 04-11-2010
Halloween is one of the best holidays ever invented. It’s up there with St. Patrick’s Day. So what do you do for such a party when you are on the road? In our case we fly back to home of the last 10 years and get grimey with Lawrencians. We had decided a couple weeks prior to go back this weekend so Maria could surprise her sister at her sorority initiation.
We left Stanley and the dogs in the watchful care of Maria’s cousin Wendy in Nevada city, CA. An early Friday flight from Sacramento airport landed us in Kansas City with enough time to have an unpleasant run-in with the DMV and surprise my mom with on her doorstep with the line “We were in the neighborhood so, so we thought we’d drop by.”
On Saturday we were able to enjoy some Mass St. strolling before getting down the nitty gritty business of making our costumes. $47 was all we needed to make myself into a Mr. Potato head and Maria into her favorite MC Hammer lyric (can you guess which one). The rest of our holiday crew included Donkey Kong (Scott), A Piranha Flower (Anne), a Giant Shamrock (Mike), and his accompanying Leprechaun (Andie).
Without getting too detailed here are some highlights from the night:
Dancing Muppet crew
Mike’s costume getting in everyone’s way
Maria’s ability to get “Hammer Time” to the top of every jukebox playlist.
The 40-minute drive-thru line at McDonald’s (no picture)
It was great to celebrate such a ridiculous holiday with great friends in a great town. We might have to try a destination Halloween next where Stanley can participate as well (I’m thinking he would make a great Elvis).