Updated: Nov 8, 2022
Here comes a man dressed as a referee in a football game. He has on dark
glasses and is probing the sidewalk in front of him with a Blind Man's
Over there a huge Caltrans fire truck is flashing red lights.
And in this place we find a man dressed as a gold rush 49er. He is
supervising a sluice box where children are looking for gemstones in the
Over all the excitement and bustle we hear music from the 50s. Right now
the music says we are to Walk Like an Egyptian. The Parking lot is full
of cars, each car with the trunk open and displaying a Halloween theme.
At every stop children are filling their baskets with candy.
We can smell the powerful aroma of cooking meat where people are lined
up to fill their plates with excellent BBQ. At the end of the parking
lot, a huge dragon is fanning its wings. Over here is a giant dump truck
with gigantic tires, obviously an old military vehicle which has been
made into an off-road monster. Many have brought their pet dogs, but one
man has a goat on a leash.
The children are wearing costumes so they look like characters from
movies. Their parents are also dressed as well-known characters from
literature. Now the music describes a purple people eater. It is the
annual Trunk or Treat Halloween social sponsored by the Yosemite Ward of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oakhurst, California.
The Sun is setting in the West. The temperatures are dropping into the
50s. Ok, little dinosaurs, princesses, and monsters, it is time to go
home and count your pieces of candy.