A bike ride to downtown Dunedin turned into a Halloween celebration. As we approached Main Street we could hear music and the voices of excited children and we soon saw ghosts, skeletons, pirates and trick-or-treaters filling their bags with treats from all of the businesses.
No surprise that a city that caters to cyclists would include decorated bikes
as well as Cinderella’s carriage. People of all ages were in costume, but my favorite was the girl dressed as a rainbow. I wish I could have gotten a picture of her little brother dressed as a pot of gold.
Surprised by the event, we weren’t in costume, but a man let me borrow his parrot so I could get in touch with my inner pirate, and I posed with the skeleton at the photo booth painted on the side of a building housing a local realtor.
Fortune telling and the showing of Hocus Pocus in the park attracted crowds.
And the Dunedin Historical Society got in the spirit with displays representing Halloween through the years with everything from decorations
to black and white scary movies to those wonderful costumes like the ones I wore as a child bought in a box with a plastic mask.
Halloween sure has become a big event and “Funedin” knows how to do it right.