Today, we went trick-or-treating. We were jogging home because we thought Alex would be worried about us after we had been at the Vatican for too long. Halloween is an American holiday and there were only apartment complexes and stores where we were staying, so we did not expect to see trick-or-treaters, although we did see a couple groups. Surprisingly, they would trick-or-treat at storefronts!!! They would walk into stores where they would hand out candy!!! We rushed home and told Alex.

While running to the cottage, we saw a Halloween party, but we did not know if it was public or private. A woman asked us: “do you know if a party is happening here?” We told her that we saw a Halloween party happening in a field next door. We asked her if the party was public or private, and she said that it was public, but you had to pay money. We went over to see the party and decided not to.

We hopped into our cozy cottage, and wondered if we wanted to go trick-or-treating. Jasper and I wanted to go trick-or-treating, but we did not have any costumes. Janet gave us makeup on our nose and gave us some makeup whiskers too. We dressed up all in black as black cats, and we headed out the door (Janet, Alex, and Julien came along but decided not to do the whole trick-or-treating thing).

We knew that there was a shop handing out candy because Alex had gone there to do something earlier. We walked into the store, and she handed us some candy. We had now officially trick-or-treated in Italy (Rome)!!!!!!!!!!!! We continued on to other shops and stores who did the same. We went to about 5 shops & stores, and they gave out tremendous handfuls of candy. At one place, we were unsuccessful. There was a pharmacy that was closing, so they did not hand any candy out.

When we got home, we laid out our candy, compared it, and we made some lists. Jasper came up with the idea of making a list of the order we were going to eat our candy. We called it the Candy Eating Order.

Below: Us trick-or-treating

Below: Halloween party

Below: Us sorting our candy