One day a week or so ago, we were going out the front door and heard this loud honking noise from a car on our street. Bob walked out to see what was going on and found that it was the mail carrier trying to deliver a package to us but couldn’t get into the gate. Bob brought the box back to the house and the boys opened it on the table. What a surprise when they found it full of halloween candy, rubber spiders, eyeball bouncing balls, fake mustaches, and other crazy disguises. Our lovely renters back in California sent the boys a halloween care package! How nice is that! They don’t celebrate halloween here in France as it is considered “Too American”. There are some parties in bars and such but the kids don’t trick or treat or dress up as far as we can see. We did find a pumpkin at the Chestnut Festival in La Garde-Freinet and plan to carve that tonight. We are having a little halloween party with a local family who invited us over.