1. Having lunch at a funky, comfortable restaurant with an equally funky, comfortable friend. 🙂
2. Learning about a “candy buyback” program organized by the local fire department. Parents drop off unwanted Halloween candy at the fire department, and the firemen/women send the bite-size morsels to U.S. military serving overseas. Kids get saved from obesity and cavities, parents get spared whining from the aforementioned children, and service people get a nice treat from home. Win-win-win!
3. Seeing a local home decked out in family-friendly holiday fare: