There was intermittent rain here but they showed up in droves anyway. Between 5:45 and 8:00 there were over 175 of them. We had that many small bags of candy to give out as well as a big bowl of tootsie pops and those were all gone just before 8:00 pm. Things had slowed way down by then, though, so I think that was most of them.
I think driving laws are suspended for Halloween. Lots of cars brought kids into the neighborhood. There were pickup trucks with piles of kids (well, people anyway, some of them were pretty old) on the tail gate. One had a stroller or something with small wheels dragging behind the tailgate. Probably it was used as a booty cart. There were pick up trucks full of kids with the tail gate up. There were golf carts dripping with kids. ATVs with kids hanging all over them. Kids on skateboards. About all I didn't see were burros. Everyone was driving nice and slow, though, so that was good.
A surprising amount of folks dressed up as nerds. Loads of princesses - I mean just loads of 'em. Not a prince charming in sight, though. About the only memorable variation in princess costume for young females under the age of four was one mermaid and one devil. Lots of spidermans, not too many batmans. Quite a few in their high school sports uniform, I think either a practice got out or it was an easy costume. Probably the genre which had the best costume overall were werewolves. There weren't that many of them, but if they were a werewolf, their costume was good. Zombies and dead brides, too. Plus a few with no costume at all just cruising for candy.
They were very polite, they would almost invariably say "thank you". At least the ones who weren't too shy and hiding behind mom.
It was a good Halloween, too bad we didn't have a pumpkin. Maybe next year I'll have one grown or cut up a squash or something.