An adventure to Halloweentown

I am always up for a good road trip and adventure, but one that will take me down the road of nostalgia and  to a place that I always hoped would be real? made it all the more magical.  As a child, I was obsessed with Disney channel . I had to see every new episode and every new movie  unless you watched Lizzie McGuire and Hannah Montana every week , you most certainly had no idea what was going on in your friend group.  Every Halloween Disney always created the best non-scary Halloween movies. A personal favorite was  The Halloweentown series. I even find myself still watching them as a young adult. When I found out that about two hours away from me was where the film was originally filmed and that they do a month-long Halloween festival including bringing the set back to life I knew that it was an opportunity that I could not miss.

 

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Upon arrival, it was hard not to notice that giant city hall building. It was so beautiful in person and all I could picture was Kalabar standing on top of it and yelling at Marnie. It was hard not to notice all of the lovely decorations out on the lawn. Doug and I choose to go on a Wednesday to miss the giant crowds. where we now agree that if we were to do it again, we would go on a weekend.

Halloween Town would not be complete without the giant happy pumpkin in the middle lit by the Merlin’s Talisman. And of course the amazing Taxi Driver Benny.

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We also choose to travel along the Louis and Clark  discovery trail which was a tile path throughout the courtyard.

When we were done with the trail we headed over the  marina. I love being by the water! It is so calming and beautiful to look at. One of the things I love about being in Oregon is that I am only 2 minutes walking distance from the river.

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But being so close to Portland ,of course ,we had to stop in to visit Salt and Straw! without a doubt the best Ice cream in OREGON!

Thank you for reading along. I look forward to sharing more adventures with you all soon.

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