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polaroid of the week chicago halloweenWe decided to push back our flights to Chile by a couple of weeks and that meant one great thing – I get to experience her first ever Halloween in the United States! Since we don’t celebrate Halloween in Germany (although it seems to be more and more in style) and in Britain they don’t care too much about it either, I couldn’t wait to finally experience the real thing – although Jess says I’m too old to actually go trick or treating…

Here in Chicago it has been wonderful to see Halloween decorations pop up everywhere over the last few weeks, from spooky cemeteries, ghosts and zombies in front yards to beautifully carved pumpkins in windows and on doorsteps. We even had an early Halloween celebration last weekend when our friends Megan & Kate threw an epic party, turning their apartment into a chamber of horror – with some of the best decorations most of the guests had ever seen, including a bathtub filled with blood and even a flying ghost! I loved my ‘zipper face‘ and all the other fun costumes – there was a troll, a pirate, a mouse, a piñata, several witches, a peacock and last but not least, our awesome hosts who were dressed as the Grady Twins from The Shining.

Today we’re actually on our way to New York City and will get to see the Halloween Parade there tonight – after that, it’s time to head south though. It’s getting a bit too chilly here for our taste.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

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