Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Haunts in the Fabulous Forty

The Fabulous Forties District, an East Sac area of upscale custom homes, is the Disneyland of Halloween (original text here) known for having decked-out homes that attract Halloween crowds upwards of 500 trick-or-treaters every year.

El Fabuloso Distrito Cuarenta, un área del este de Sacramento de casas de diseño de lujo, es el Disneyland de Halloween conocido por tener altamente decoradas casas que atraen a multitudes de Halloween, más de 500 que vienen a hacer trick-or-treat cada año.

President Ronald Reagan lived in this neighborhood, at 1341 45th St, Sacramento, CA during his term as California governor.

El presidente Ronald Reagan vivió en este barrio, en 1341 45th St, Sacramento, CA durante su mandato como gobernador de California.

In 2010, three Fab Forties homes were morphed in to spooky Halloween habitats like a vampire lair and haunted church, and featured on HGTV’s special, “Halloween Block Party.”

En 2010, tres casas del Distrito Cuarenta se transformaron en los hábitats fantasmales de Halloween como una guarida de vampiros y una iglesia embrujada, que protagonizaron en la televisión HGTV "Halloween Party Block."

Chairs waiting for neighbors and friends for tonight's party.
Sillas esperando los vecinos y amigos para la fiesta esta noche.

A little related reading...

For those who think you should only believe in what you can see/observe.
A little more to think about the spirit world.

And for those who don't know what to have for breakfast this morning...
Pumpkin Smoothie!
Pumpkin is a wonderful source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, making it a tasty and healthy this fall! With autumn in full swing and pumpkin in season, be sure to pick some up at your local grocery to make this delicious smoothie, reminiscent of homemade pumpkin pie!
1 15-ounce can pumpkin purée

2 cups soymilk
2 cups ice

2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (alternatively, can use a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice)
Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes until everything is smooth. Enjoy!