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Old 10-25-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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I don't see the candy as being the end all and be all, that's all. I hand out candy until it's all gone.

I guess if I lived in an apartment complex, I'd organize something with my neighbors. Seems like a pain to drive my kids across town. Maybe I should drive my kids over to Westlake?
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:34 PM
 
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I don't see the candy as being the end all and be all, that's all. I hand out candy until it's all gone.

I guess if I lived in an apartment complex, I'd organize something with my neighbors. Seems like a pain to drive my kids across town. Maybe I should drive my kids over to Westlake?
I understand where you are coming from. I can say, that in my experience, living in a complex as a family is hard. You don't know most of your neighbors, the vast majority of them are single and without children, there are conflicts over noise levels. Many other things. It really is safer and easier to drive over to an actual neighborhood to trick or treat.
As far as the OP is concerned, I will take my kids out at 6:30, be home by 7:30, hand out candy until 9. Then I will watch the Walking Dead and enjoy an adult beverage.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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We're from Cleveland and moved to Austin not long ago. Do you know where other Clevelanders in Austin go to, to watch Browns games together ?
Yes I do. Back to Cleveland
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yes I do. Back to Cleveland
I was very pleased that they televised the Cleveland game against New Orleans this past Sunday on the regular stations... I've got a feeling there are a lot of Browns fans here in Austin now, and most aren't from Ohio.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Downtown Austin
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As mentioned, some kids live in neighborhoods where trick or treating would not be safe. If you live in a nice neighborhood, and especially if the area celebrates in a big way by putting out a lot of decorations, then you are going to attract kids and parents. All parents want their kids to have a good trick or treating experience - friendly homeowners, cool decorations, good quality candy, and lots of other kids around. If your neighborhood fits the bill, then you have to expect people to come. I would recommend that you think of it as a community service and enjoy it. But if not, you can turn off your lights and retreat to the back of your house.
I don't have a problem with kids going to better areas. Living in a rural acreage area for the past 11 trick or treats, we had to do that ourselves because there simply was no trick or treating in our neighborhood.

But to the parents, whether from in or outside the neighborhood, please don't be one of those morons who slowly rolls along in the vehicle trailing the kids along every street as they walk. Get your butt out of the car and walk. It is, to me, one of the stupidest things in the word to follow trick or treaters in a car. It's unsafe, it pollutes and, I'll say it again, it's stupid.

Steve
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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I don't have a problem with kids going to better areas. Living in a rural acreage area for the past 11 trick or treats, we had to do that ourselves because there simply was no trick or treating in our neighborhood.

But to the parents, whether from in or outside the neighborhood, please don't be one of those morons who slowly rolls along in the vehicle trailing the kids along every street as they walk. Get your butt out of the car and walk. It is, to me, one of the stupidest things in the word to follow trick or treaters in a car. It's unsafe, it pollutes and, I'll say it again, it's stupid.

Steve
I certainly agree! I don't actually remember seeing anyone doing this, but I would for sure be irritated with seeing it. It would also set a really bad example for the kids.
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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I don't have a problem with kids going to better areas. Living in a rural acreage area for the past 11 trick or treats, we had to do that ourselves because there simply was no trick or treating in our neighborhood.

But to the parents, whether from in or outside the neighborhood, please don't be one of those morons who slowly rolls along in the vehicle trailing the kids along every street as they walk. Get your butt out of the car and walk. It is, to me, one of the stupidest things in the word to follow trick or treaters in a car. It's unsafe, it pollutes and, I'll say it again, it's stupid.

Steve
I hear ya, Steve! There were several parents doing that in my 'hood last year. We just laughed and kept on walking.
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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I think I'll hand out something usefull.... Maybe dental floss :-)
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Sorry..just can't resist. Each time I see this thread's heading.."What time does Trick or Treat Start ?" I snicker.

So here's the answer..

In Austin Trick or Treat starts at 7:30, not 7:00 and not 8:00. It's over a 9:30 prompt because next day is a school day.

*I feel better now
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/London, UK
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I don't see the candy as being the end all and be all, that's all. I hand out candy until it's all gone.

I guess if I lived in an apartment complex, I'd organize something with my neighbors. Seems like a pain to drive my kids across town. Maybe I should drive my kids over to Westlake?
I live in Westlake and we would welcome anyone wanting to come over here to trick or treat. You best bet around this part of Austin though would probably be in Rollingwood. In my neighborhood of Westlake our lots are quite big and it isn't as much fun for the kids as Rollingwood where the kids can see lots more other kids and hit up many more houses in the same time.

Anyway for time, in my neighborhood it usually starts with the very young ones with their folks after dinner and before sunset, so 5:30 to 7:00 and then after sunset until 9 for the kids who are old enough to go on their own. And then from 10:30 to midnight is when the high schoolers TP all their 'friends' houses.
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