In all the years I've been in retail, I can probably count on two fingers how many times I've actually had a weekend off.
And to be honest, I guess because I've been in retail for so long, having weekends off has never been a big deal for me. In fact, I prefer having week days off because I like having off when other people are working. It makes doing things like grocery shopping and banking so much easier because they're less crowded.
Yet, having this new management position at work entitles me to one weekend off a month, which started this month. And not only that, but my boss also gave me today off, so I've had THREE days off in a row. Yahoooooo!
Saturday, I mainly stayed at home except for hanging out in a local park for a couple of hours and enjoying the gorgeous weather we've been having. I needed one day to just decompress and be silent after working so many hours.
Yesterday, however, I decided that I wanted to get out of the city and be closer to nature. So I took a train ride out to my favorite little town, Chestnut Hill.
And can I just tell you...I had a faaaaaaabulous day! It was exactly what I needed.
And what blew me away was how colorful the trees were compared to the ones in the city. Which I think is odd, considering that Chestnut Hill is only about 30 minutes from Center City.
I was in awe at their fiery beauty...
And it just so happens that I picked the best day to go to Chestnut Hill because they were having their annual Halloween festivities, which included a Halloween Walk of children in their costumes throughout the streets. The whole town was decked out in Halloween decorations...
Um...I think I'll pass on the fried spiders and spicy bat wings.
Here is a little boy in a shark costume. And I love how his candy container is a sand bucket!
Is this little girl in her Minnie Mouse costume not the CUTEST thing you ever saw?
A banana costume. I kept waiting to see if other kids came dressed as an apple, a cantaloupe and some grapes, so they could form a fruit salad costume.
Here we have a ghoulish zombie. When he walked by me, I SCREAMED!
A little boy dressed as Nemo and his sister as Minnie Mouse. Minnie Mouse must be a very popular costume this year because I saw about FIVE.
Star Wars costumes. How affectionately adorable is this picture?
I even spotted a gentleman sitting outside of Starbucks with his dog dressed as a butterfly.
Oh, and speaking of dogs. These are by far the most realistic dog costumes I have EVER seen...
I dub these costumes First Prize!
Happy Monday, y'all!