Halloween: Vanlife Style

Glowing skull

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Not just for ghosts but also the children in costumes and the feel of fun in the air. I try to be with my grandkids for Halloween just to watch their fun as they run from house to house. Looking at all the displays people do to celebrate this fun holiday.

When I had my house, it was so much fun watching the children of all ages come to trick or treat. Ghosts and goblins, witches and cowboys. I kind of miss that.

Some of my vanner friends called and asked if I would like to go camping at Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville for the weekend. They were having a Halloween weekend where everyone dresses up and trick and treats from campsite to campsite. Oh that sounds fun.

A haunted campsite

I had never been to Bronte Creek Provincial Park before so it was kind of a double bonus. Note to self…put the actual campsite into the GPS when navigating. My navigation system brought me to the day side of the park. The Day visit side is beautiful but does not connect with the campsite side. It’s is a long block to go around especially in Oakville traffic. The park itself is situated in the middle of a large city. Once inside though you forget that city is there.

My friends, Cesar and Jano
Jano’s van decorated and ready for Halloween

I got there a little late so the trick and treaters were just starting. It was so fun to see the kids going from campsite to campsite yelling trick or treat. My friends Matt has a Scooby-Doo van. It’s so really you expect Scooby to jump out for a Scooby snack at any moment. My friends Ganice and Hugh have a van that is M&M themed. It was fun watching the kids and adults looking at the vans.

Matt’s Scooby-Doo van,
Hugh and Ganice’s M&M van

As I was driving in I overheard a couple of people say..”you know we are sending our children to get free candy from a van”. Hahaha! I laughed. I told them yes they were, but Scooby is there so no monsters over there. They laughed and said that all the vans were very cool.

Tom and Kim’s Vanbulance,
Cesar and Tracy’ van

The campsites were huge. Tom and Kim own the Vanbulance which was once an actual ambulance. Cesar and Tracy came up with this wonderful idea that I hope turns into a vanning tradition. It was a lot of fun and a great evening was spent around the fire with some great friends.

If you get a chance to go trick or treat camping, give it a go. It was a spooky good time.

My friends! 💜

I cannot talk about Halloween without mentioning my girlfriend Diane. She is a Halloween freak. Her house becomes a frightful adventure at Halloween both inside and out. It is so much fun. Some of the kids will not go even go into the living room because the creepy girl is in there. Ok, yup she is creepy. My grandson Jensen who is 2 1/2 years old walked into the living room and the little girl turns on. She has glowing eyes and a creepy little voice. His reaction…he tried to share his chips with her. Hahaha! That will make her all better. Lol.

Diane’s haunted house
Diane’s haunted house

Tonight we take the kids out. Hopefully a beautiful night so we can hear the children’s laughter in the streets and maybe, just maybe see a couple of ghosts.

Tuesday I leave for Illinois to visit with two beautiful girls and a guy who just makes me laugh then a roadtrip to Minnesota to pick up my daughter who is visiting her fiance. I have never been to Minnesota. I have been through Minnesota but never actually visited. I am excited to go and experience another Chipmunk Adventure.

Thanks for coming along. Have a Howling good Halloween.

See you next week


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