Here are a couple major differences between Halloween in the big city and in a small town:
1. In San Antonio we began Trick-Or-Treating when the sun was going down. In Earth and Olton they finish Trick-Or-Treating before the sun goes down. As soon as the school bell rang, parents picked up their children and began the door knocking spree.
2. In San Antonio we strolled up and down the neighborhood streets knocking on the doors of people's homes. In Earth and Olton the businesses open their doors to Trick-Or-Treaters. The children walk up and down Main Street gathering candy from the banks, the post office, the gift shops, the clinic, the grocery store, and the care center.
So I experienced my first Halloween in a small town. It was a charming scene driving through the small town watching the children dressed in costumes walking down Main Street. It was almost right out of a movie. However, we live right off of the highway, so needless to say, we did not have any Trick-Or-Treaters come to our door, except our adorable neice and nephew.
One major holiday passed, two to go. I guess I will begin shopping for my Christmas decorations now!