This will be the first Halloween in 41 years when I didn’t spend weeks preparing for a big party complete with decorations, props, costumes, and… oh yeah, birthday cake.
Having been born on All Saint’s Day – or Dia De Los Muertos to be precise – I have always enjoyed my birthdays in full costume. As I grew older, the parties I threw for myself got bigger and more elaborate. Last year, we made sure my 40th was the mother of all blowouts. It would be the last in our stick house, so we raised the roof and scared all the spirits away with the help of DJ Headcase and his special guest, none other than Buck Calhoun.
But enough about myself. I really wonder where we will be and what we will do this year without all our boxes of costumes and props we’ve collected and built over the years. Unlike a number of full-timers we’ve met, we did not bring our lawn ornaments along with us. I think it’s great, but ya gotta wonder where they keep all this stuff.
Some RVers we’ve met mentioned how they have decorations for all the holidays. Since we began our trip, we have noticed all the twinkly lights on RV awnings – whether they be chili peppers, flamingos, or of the official NASCAR racing type. And we have admired the various woodcut name signs, gazing balls and carved bears welcoming guests to seasonal sites. But just recently we started to notice the pumpkins and ghosts coming out for Halloween.
Having seen so many farm stands and pumpkin patches throughout New England, I assumed our recent neighbors had stopped at one and carved their own Jack o’ Lantern. Then it laughed at me! I was surprised to discover these fun folks we met while Camping on the Battenkill had brought along their WalMart variety foam Jack. I was even more surprised to discover they kept it in a storage compartment dedicated for holiday decorations. All the holidays. If we can keep this trip going next year, we may just need a bigger rig.
Do you decorate your RV for the holidays? If so, how much stuff did you bring along? If not, do you miss decorating your home for the holidays? Share your favorite RV holiday tips below!