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Halloween “Trick Or Treat” Report: Crescent Park Sucks, Fair Oaks Rocks!

Kevin Boer, Broker Owner, 3 Oceans Real Estate, Inc. ()

November 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Having neither children nor a sweet tooth, Trick or Treating has never been much of a tradition for me.  This year, however, the dear wife and I borrowed some kids and accompanied them on an a quest for as much teeth-rotting debauchery as possible.

To fit in, we of course needed costumes.  I did a pretty bad rendition of a 70’s disco dude, while my wife took on the disguise of a Freudian slip.  She’s the far better looking one in our marriage, but, alas, she’s also much more private than I, so you’ll have to content yourselves with this picture.


With drooling thoughts of a bigger haul, we headed across the San Francisquito Creek — and the city and county line — to Palo Alto’s ritzy Crescent Park neighborhood.  Much to our disappointment, the pickings were slim — and not because the neighborhood had already been picked clean.  At most 10% of the homes had any form of inviting Halloween decorations, and the homes that were offering treats were fairly skimpy with their offerings.

We soon headed back to our home turf in Menlo Park’s Fair Oaks neighborhood.  Much, much better.  At least 50% of the homes were taking part, and a good portion of those had gone all out with their decorations.  Everybody was generous, and the trickle of treats from Crescent Park soon became a torrent.

The same two or three homes stood out.  One in particular has become a neighborhood staple of over-the-top Halloween spirit, starting with a witch that seems to always run into the same telephone pole (though from different directions each year!), to a scary graveyard, to a haunted entrance…everything you could wish for!


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  • 1 Advice Network Writing contest // Nov 1, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    The right streets in Piedmont (we picked a flatter street close to the Oakland border) and in 45 minutes my 5 year old daughter started saying “my bag is really heavy.”

  • 2 Albuquerque Real Estate // Nov 5, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    Sounds like a good time! Halloween is great time for us adults to act silly and get away with it. Though this year I left the fairy wings at home. - Ashley

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