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Halloween done perfectly (Piermont part one)

Playing tourist yesterday in a quaint New York town on the Hudson River, I saw this inviting display outside of a store. I’m not a fan of scary decorations, artificial cobwebs (since I work hard to get rid of real ones), or anything with blood & gore. This embodies my idea of Halloween. ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿงก๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿงก๐ŸŒผ

Frozen Dead Guy Days 2018

Most small towns have annual celebrations. Nederland Colorado, just west of Boulder at 8200 feet, is no exception.

The only twist, is this festival is based on the aftermath of the death of “Grandpa Bredo.” He lived and died in Norway but following his 1989 death, his body was shipped to the US for cryogenic preservation. Four years later, he was moved to Colorado where his daughter and grandson lived and kept his frozen body in a shed in Nederland. Unfortunately, the story takes a sad turn when Bredo’s grandson was deported for overstaying his visa and his daughter was evicted for living in a house without electricity and plumbing. The body, at risk of thawing, was moved to a Tuff Shed, thanks to a local Colorado supplier and a Denver radio station. There were legal ramifications, but once that was settled, the unique festivities became an annual gathering.

In addition to a parade, locals and tourists are invite to watch and participate in coffin races, a costumed polar plunge, human Foosball, and tents offering live music.

Eastern Market Murals

I spent a lovely day being a tourist in Detroit with my daughter and her boyfriend. The market itself was full of interesting things to purchase, but the murals were definitely not to be missed.

This amazing art show is free to the public and just like a museum, it is concentrated in one small area.

If youโ€™re visiting Detroit, Check this out on Adelaide Street, even if the markets arenโ€™t open, the nearby stores are fun and the murals are worth viewing in person.

The fan below hangs inside one of the sheds at the market. Also, the music store provides an opportunity to jam with others every Sunday. And as the sign says, you can always be a player. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽถ