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Halloween: These Tricks are Treats!

We’re celebrating Halloween more indoors than out this year, thanks to Hurricane Sandy. Our treat for you is a showcase of “trick” photos – not just ours, but a fun selection of images submitted from fellow traveling families from all over the world! Since putting out the call for photos last week, we’ve received a lot of imaginative shots. We’ll spread them out over two days, so check back tomorrow for more!

Here’s our contribution! While we loved the Board Game Art Park in Philadelphia, PA, Matt nearly set off a nasty chain of events.


Lynn O’Rourke Hayes, the editor of FamilyTravel.com, sent us this one to show off her super strength. She and her sister-in-law Betsy are holding up this stone arch in Kentucky!


Lisa from Gone With The Family shared this one. Apparently, her daughter got really thirsty while visiting Le Jet d’Eau in Geneva in March.

Jet D'Eau

Mary from The World is a Book has a very tall daughter. She’s almost taller than the Washington Monument in Washington, DC!

Washington Monument

Erin from Travel With Bender sent us this one, and I’m still trying to wordsmith the joke in there. Something about blowing hot air, and the politicians inside the Capitol Building. If you can finesse it, give it up in the comments section below!

Capitol Building

Thanks for sharing, everyone!




  1. October 31, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    These are great! Thanks for the grin.

  2. Lisa said,
    October 31, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    Love the “trick” photos – thanks for including us! They were running low on hot air in the Capitol building and Erin needed to top up the supply???

  3. October 31, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    These are such great pictures! Love the post and looking forward to the rest of them tomorrow. Thank you for including my giant daughter! Erin looks more like she’s about to take a big chunk of the dome 🙂

  4. Sonja said,
    October 31, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    Great idea for a Halloween post – so fun!!

  5. November 1, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    Haha there are some great photos on there. I like to name mine – “If only we could swallow every thing to do with politics this easy”. Haha! Shared and liked!

  6. helen said,
    November 20, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    “Watch out Ma’am, I can eat you after finishing eating the last one in this world, the Capitol Building, before you !!!”