Happy Halloween at the Governor's Mansion

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween everyone!
This evening after my wife and I got off work, we decided to head out and take some pictures. We hadn't been to the State Capitol in a while so off we went. As it was just about dusk we were trying to get in as many photos as we could before it turned completely dark. I'll probably share a couple of other photos in a few days. They had colored lights on the fountain which was beautiful. We took quite a few there, then moved on to the Legislative Building. The lighted dome at night really is impressive. While we were there we noticed some people with children in costume so we decided to check it out. They were heading to the Governor's Mansion to Trick or Treat. My wife said "Well, we don't have any kids with us but let's go see what's going on anyway". I didn't think the people in line would appreciate us walking right past them but my wife taunted and double dog dared me to go for it. I couldn't help it, I folded. We headed up the driveway past the hundred or so parents and kids that were in line. When we got up to the front of the mansion this is what we saw. Governor Christine Gregoire and her husband, the First Gentleman Mike Gregoire were dressed up in Toy Story costumes handing out candy to the kids and having their picture taken about every thirty seconds or so. It looked like everyone including them was having a pretty good time. Again, since our kids were with grandma, not with us tonight, we didn't have to stick around long, just enough to snap a couple of photos then on our way we went.


  1. brian stout Says:

    nice shot! i like your guv!

  2. Beautiful shot !! Full of fun and enjoyment !!Unseen Rajasthan

  3. oooo, celebs on your blog! Cool!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I guess it was pretty much the same here too. Our children and the smallest grandchildren went out in our neighborhood trick or treating and brought home pillowcases filled with handouts. It was a good time had by those who didn't freeze to death.

    Your photo on the post tells the story for here too.

  5. How neat and a pic of the guv. A picture to keep. We live too far out in the darkness to get anyone to knock on our door. Whew!!! MB

  6. Lois Says:

    What a great shot! I love the costumes. I'm not sure if our governor even does this. He's too busy running for the US Senate right now.

  7. Yeah, we stumbled upon this completely by accident, but it turned out to be pretty cool. The mood was fun, not stuffy.

    Thanks to everyone, and we hope you had a wonderful Halloween.

  8. I don't think you would get any spanish (or french) politician dressing up, unless it bring them some votes, of course. Nice shot!

  9. Jacob Says:

    That so funny - "taunted and double dog dared"! Yeah for Krise!

    And look how much fun you had...it's a great photo, too, with guv and hobby actively engaged with the children!

    Super job.

    Have a great week!

  10. Jacob: Re: taunted and double dog dared" Of course she did. After all we're adults! ;-}

  11. Hilda Says:

    Wow. They must either really like kids or they have a very good PR person. I'd like to think it was the former. Fun post! And please thank Krise for us! :D

  12. Chuck Pefley Says:

    Terrific story! My wife uses logic like that all the time, so I can share your pain -:) The heck of it is she is more often than not, right on in her reading of the situation. Nice to see Gov and Mr. being real people!!

  13. Hilda: I think it is the former, and fine I'll tell her and wait for the "I told ya so!"

    Chuck:Yep, you do understand don't you?

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