We drove around looking for a place to park and disembark from, and most places looked really lame. All the lights were off, things were dark, and in general not many trick or treaters were around. We drove by J's friend's house, A, and it looked like they were having a party, lots of kids there. My dad was going to park nearby as the block was the best lit of the ones we had passed so far, but I ushered him on - J hadn't been invited if they were doing something and I really didn't want him getting hurt if he saw a party going on and realized he had been left out. It's possible it wasn't a party just a big group of trick or treaters all hitting at once, but whatever.
So we drove on and stopped a few blocks away. It started off slowly but then we noticed large crowds around one street and a police car blocking it, with flares and everything. I figured maybe a fight broke out, or something, or some big party got out of hand. We walked past it and kept going.
On the way back up the street, we stopped by the place I thought must've been a bed and breakfast. I was wrong. It was one really fucking BIG house. Good lord. As far as I can tell, it looks like they bought three adjourning houses and then merged them and attempted to make it look like one big place. It was 2 or 3 stories, nothing unusual but around 4x as long as the average house, like some sort of a massive version of a ranch house.
Anyways we got back to the "crime scene" and it turned out to be an entire block cordoned off by the police. Why? Because apparently it's some local attraction, because almost every house on the block was decorated to the nth degree, with each house sporting a different theme and all sorts of decorations, music playing, sound effects, people dressed up... very nifty. I'll post photos later. :)
So we had a good time, overall. That street was awesome and when I'm not so tired I'll post more details and the photos. I'm off to sleep now. G'nite.