Saturday, October 31, 2009 | Posted by Don and Krise
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.