For the preschool and elementary-school crowd, the painted pumpkins, sweet treats, train ride and chance to wear one's mermaid costume is the best Halloween has to offer.
|Strawberry Shortcake, a mermaid, Spider-girl, and a puppy walk into a zoo....|
|Nice effect courtesy of the Reef. No Photoshopping necessary.|
|One last train ride for the year.|
|What a great idea, Zoo! Teeny little pumpkins for teeny little people.|
|Uncle Matt tried to tell the puppy where to go, but she seemed to have a mind of her own.|
|One wacky set of sisters.|
|And then some spookiness happened anyway.|
|'Are they real?' the mermaid and Strawberry asked about the tree faces along the train ride.|
|Yoda there he was.|
|Since the grownups get shorted in the treat department, dinner and a trip to DeBrands|
seemed in order, and was enjoyed by all. Talk about the best of Fort Wayne.