MY DAY: Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015 is almost in the books!

I’m not a big fan of Halloween, and detest getting creative for a costume. In fact, I’m wearing jeans and a flannel shirt over a T shirt which could constitute as a costume.

By 11:00 AM I was on the road to Chillicothe, Ohio to hopefully capture the last of the autumn foliage. Nestled between the majestic hills of southeastern Ohio, and the Scioto River, Chillicothe is quite a step back in time when it served as Ohio’s capital from 1803-1810.   

 Adena Mansion, the home of Ohio’s first governor, Thomas Worthington, sits perched high up on a densely wooded hill overlooking the town below. The mansion was designed by one of our nation’s earliest architects, Henry Benjamin Latrobe, who had a great deal of influence in Washington DC, and at the White House in our nation’s infancy.

 

 

 After some time strolling the grounds, I spent a good deal of time walking through downtown Chillicothe. Beautiful architecture.  

I returned home, fed the dogs, took care of leaves in my front yard, and in my next door neighbor’s before taking a quick nap. 

At 7:30 PM, I headed down to Stoddard Street to a hill just beneath the Greek Orthodox Church. The entire hillside was filled with some of the most beautifully designed, and carve jack-o’-lanterns. I had never heard of this event until last night, and it is one I intend to attend from now on. 

I really wanted to meander through the Oregon District to see some of the costumes. I’ve lived in Dayton for 25 years, and I’ve never been to the Oregon District for Halloween. However, I wanted to spend time with my furry trio. The weather this evening has been absolutely beautiful, and I am taking advantage of it by sitting out on the deck under my tent.

What a nice way to enjoy the last day of October, and to celebrate Halloween!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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