Skeletons for Lunch

Laguna Woods, California
October 31, 2015 11:09pm CST
While walking around Balboa Island in Newport Bay, one of the delightful Halloween decorations we came across was these three happy skeletons having a pleasant seaside lunch together! I love the decorations that people put out for the holiday ... and the fact that they are so trusting that anyone can walk right up to them and take their photo. What really amazed me was that the walkway was not crowded at all! Of course, we were taking our walk on a week day. However, it was the day before Halloween, so you would have thought it would have been more crowded!
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@wetnosedogs (1554)
• United States
1 Nov 15
Great photo. You didn't disturb the skeleton's meal? lol
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
Strange ... they didn't seem to even notice when I walked up to them! LOL
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• United States
1 Nov 15
Maybe people were afraid that it would be too windy, since it was the tail end of a Santa Ana event.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
I agree that people may have avoided the island because of the wind ... although it turned out not to be windy there at all.
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• United States
1 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane It's really hard to tell where it will hit hardest since the hills and mountains have an effect, as well as wind direction, of course.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Nov 15
@ElizabethWallace - You are so right!
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@jstory07 (69902)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Nov 15
Those skeltons look like they are having a good time.
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@wiLLmaH (8236)
• Singapore, Singapore
1 Nov 15
They do. It's their day. Hahaha
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
I love the fact that they have smiles on their faces!
• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
@wiLLmaH - They were one of my favorite decorations on the island. They were more cute than scary!
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
1 Nov 15
How cute and I am sure it drew a lot of attention. I miss some of these things and don't get to see them here on the islands.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
Living in French Polynesia must be wonderful, though! I'm sure it has its own festivals!
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
1 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane Yes we have a festival that goes from July to August with competitions, dances, and a lot of canoe races and stuff.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
@poehere - That sounds like a lot of fun!
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@slund2041 (3375)
• United States
1 Nov 15
Sounds beautiful! It is a wonder someone has not stole them. It seems so many people have sticky fingers around here. Another words they will steal anything that is not nailed down.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
I have to admit that I am pleased that people seem to leave the decorations alone ... even they are all within arms reach of the sidewalk. Glad to know there are still honest people left.
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@slund2041 (3375)
• United States
1 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane I am glad there are a few honest people too. It seems where I live people can be evil. You know the snow globes that are in people's yards at Christmas time? Well, someone had one for Halloween/fall, instead of falling snow it was falling leaves. I seen the other day some one had gone by the road and shot a hole in it with a bow and arrow. People are cruel.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Nov 15
@slund2041 - That is so horrible ... and so sad. I agree that there are cruel people out there, but there are good people, too.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Nov 15
That was always one of my favorite places to walk when I lived in the area. I had a friend who rented a tiny apartment there and spent a lot of time on the island. Does the ferry still run over to the Pavilion area?
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Nov 15
Yes, the ferry still runs and it is still very cheap. It only costs $1 for passengers and $2 for cars each way. I ride it once or twice a year, just for fun!
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane Great that some things never change.
@antonbunot (9658)
• Calgary, Alberta
1 Nov 15
If I were there I would have joined them for lunch!
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Nov 15
I agree! I should have sat at the table with them. The conversation might have been stimulating! LOL
@Tampa_girl7 (26198)
• United States
1 Nov 15
There are not many decorations in our neighborhood.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Nov 15
There are not any decorations in my retirement community, since no children live here. However, I love going over to this little island about 15 miles away and seeing their decorations!
@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Nov 15
It looks like a leisurely lunch between friends, even if they are skeletons. Well done. Great picture.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Nov 15
I agree! It looks like a very pleasant lunch, doesn't it?
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@sofssu (14447)
1 Nov 15
They seem to be having a good laugh that they cannot stomach their meal.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
Ha ha! That's a great skeleton joke! LOL
@fawkes62 (1291)
• United States
1 Nov 15
I love seeing the decorations people put up for holidays. My youngest loved all the houses that had decorated for Halloween, though she was a little scared of the motion sensor zombie one house had.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
Oh, yes! A motion sensor zombie would have scared me, too!!
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@Susan2015 (21688)
• United States
1 Nov 15
That looks really funny, like a scene from a movie or something.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
Yes, it does look like a scene from a movie ... doesn't it?
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
1 Nov 15
I wonder where skeletons keep their wallets? I hope it won't be hard to collect when it's time to pay for their meal.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
Ha Ha! That's a great skeleton joke!
@iamshane487 (1155)
• Manila, Philippines
1 Nov 15
The skeletons look awful but certainly, many people are visiting the resort because of this eye-catching display.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
Yes, I go to the island a couple of times a year just to see the decorations for the different holidays.
@LadyDuck (176268)
• Switzerland
1 Nov 15
It is wonderful to have those funny decorations. I miss to see anything like this here.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 15
I love the fact that people get into the "spirit" of things in this area.
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