October 31, 2004

Trick Or Treat With the Governor

Nevada is notable for every year having trick or treating at the Governor’s Mansion. And most years the governor is actually there handing out candy on the front porch. So this year, even though we voted against this governor twice, we thought it would be an experience to brave the line and trick or treat at the Governor’s Mansion.


The Governor’s Mansion is decked out every year.


Taxed to death?

In all, it was about a 45-minute wait, longer than many of the lines at Disneyland. They had a long snaking queue set up in the driveway, and Capital Police guiding traffic to make sure nobody got out of place. There were zombies and devils roaming the grounds, and songs like “Ghostbusters” and “Thriller” being played over the loudspeakers.


Satan plays with his dolls. Raggedy Andy is just about to sell his soul to get into Raggedy Ann’s pants.


Going to see the Governor? I thought this was Space Mountain!


“Here sleeps Jim Dandy—He choked on a chunk of Halloween candy.”
It sure ain’t Suess.

We finally made it to the head of the line, and had our thirty seconds with Governor Kenny. That’s the Gov in the orange parka, and Viola and Sammy on the left. Keirra is the teddy bear, and the other two kids are her friends. The hippie is not me, that’s the other kids’ dad Rich. And no, that’s not a costume. He always looks like that.


It’s rare to actually see the Governor in the capital city. 95% of the time he’s in Vegas.

The area around the Governor’s Mansion is the ritzy historic part of town, and some of the houses decorate pretty extensively for Halloween. I’ll have to put up a photo tour of the other houses. At the rate I’m going, expect to see it around Memorial Day.

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  1. Mama Schrantz says:

    What kind of loot was Kenny giving out? He should live in my neighborhood. I had 5 kids come by all night. Anybody want 10 pounds of M&M’s?

    Posted November 1, 2004 @ 10:10 am
  2. Around Carson News and Updates says:

    Halloween 2005 in Carson City

    It only took me a week to sort through the Halloween pictures I took and put together an article. I’m impressed! For two years now we’ve gone to the west side of Carson for Halloween…

    Posted November 6, 2005 @ 12:15 pm

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