The Monster Mash

It was Pensacola’s hottest ticket—probably one of the best costume parties in town. Held at the downtown Museum of Commerce, the annual Halloween event hosted by The Society Of Sinful Souls had a live band, open bar, a light buffet, and best of all for frugal sailors, it was completely free. But admission was by invitation only. And Rhonda just happened to have the right connections!

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We needed costumes, and quickly! Fortunately, I still have my old Star Fleet uniform that Rhonda made me over 20 years ago (and it still fits!), and we had loads of Seahawks fan gear onboard.Halloween2

Suitably attired, off we went for a night of adult fun. The museum was a short four blocks from the marina. Once there, we danced…

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We ate…

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We imbibed…

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And we checked out the amazing costumes…Halloween17

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We stayed out way too late, finally wandering back to the boat in the wee hours of the morning. But it was another great addition to our expanding collection of treasured memories as we start to wrap up this Summer Of Taking It All In. We can’t thank the Society of Sinful Souls enough for inviting us! And we’ve learned that we need to add Halloween costumes to our list of essential cruising gear.

2 thoughts on “The Monster Mash

  1. Carolyn

    I love the way you really celebrate in America. We are just really getting into Halloween here (Australia) and I was ready for trick or treaters but none came! Maybe next year!

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    1. Robert Post author

      I’ve definitely seen Halloween go from a day mostly about kids going Trick or Treating to it being mostly an event for adults to have a party. By the way, I find it interesting that someone half a world away is reading our blog. How did you find us? Regards, R&R

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