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Ashland Halloween Parade is a real treat

Ashland is a community of striking contrasts, geographically and especially demographically, as these first two photos so perfectly illustrate. The great thing about Ashland is that more often than not, it works!

This community really knows how to come together for a holiday parade (we love our parades) and Halloween is no exception. I hope you have as much fun as we did!

This officer not only had a sense of humor, but he also had the honor of leading the Halloween Parade.

This young man perched atop his van, surveying the crowds as if he were Lord of the Lands.

Jellyfish

Puss 'n' Boots?

Little Bo Peep

Hmmmm.....

The only political statement I saw.

Everyone got into the act!

Crowds gather at the square.

Crowds fill the street too.

 

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Tricks and Treats in Chico

For me, it has always been a treat to visit Chico where I spent my college years. When our son Brad decided to attend school there, I was thrilled to have a reason to make an occasional weekend trip to what I consider the quintessential college town. Many Chico State grads dream of living there forever. The trick is finding a job that allows them the opportunity to do so. Brad is one of the lucky ones.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the second largest craft brewery in the United States, was founded in Chico in 1979. Reg and I have learned a lot about the company since Brad began working there and it's all good. Brad loves his job and we are able to continue to make an occasional weekend jaunt to visit him in one of my favorite towns.

With close to 20 beers on tap, it's fun to dine at the Sierra Nevada Taproom and Restaurant.

The Saturday Market is a popular downtown event.

Brad took us to the haunted corn maze Saturday night. We met all kinds of frightening folks as we wondered through the 10-acre maze.

Downtown was quiet Sunday morning. After breakfast we said our goodbyes and headed home.

 

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Tricks and Treats in Chico

For me, it has always been a treat to visit Chico where I spent my college years. When our son Brad decided to attend school there, I was thrilled to have a reason to make an occasional weekend trip to what I consider the quintessential college town. Many Chico State grads dream of living there forever. The trick is finding a job that allows them the opportunity to do so. Brad is one of the lucky ones.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the second largest craft brewery in the United States, was founded in Chico in 1979. Reg and I have learned a lot about the company since Brad began working there and it's all good. Brad loves his job and we are able to continue to make an occasional weekend jaunt to visit him in one of my favorite towns.

With close to 20 beers on tap, it's fun to dine at the Sierra Nevada Taproom and Restaurant.

The Saturday Market is a popular downtown event.

Brad took us to the haunted corn maze Saturday night. We met all kinds of frightening folks as we wondered through the 10-acre maze.

Downtown was quiet Sunday morning. After breakfast we said our goodbyes and headed home.

 

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Happy Halloween!

Our daughter-in-law Leah and our son Andrew came down from Portland, Oregon.

 

 

 

 

Ashland really loves its parades and the community was out in full force this afternoon.

We scouted out a spot to enjoy the festivities, but soon found ourselves on our feet, not wanting to miss a thing.

 

We were amazed by the number of costumed people of all ages marching in the Halloween parade.

The costumes kept on coming.

Flash mobs sprang up around town, entertaining the crowds.

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