October 26-27

9th Annual Monster Bash in Sacramento

We attend the Monster Bash Halloween event in Sacramento. This party was put on by Tony and Petey's friend. We always wanted to wear 'sexy' lederhosen so this year we decided to actually do it! We bought pants from Old Navy, trimmed them and used the rest of the pant material to create the suspenders. We borrowed Toby's mom's 1950's sewing machine to hem and sew all the pieces (not easy since it's been FOR EVER since I've touched a sewing machine!) But it all came together in the end.

On that Saturday, we drive over to Sacramento and check into our hotel, The Westin Sacramento. The hotel was having big events that evening and full of visitors and people valeting their cars. Once checked in we changed into our costumes and headed to the party venue at Stephen's Auto Haus not too far away. The auto garage was decorated with haunted graveyard scenery, fog and creepy lights. You could not that you were inside an auto garage. We meet up with our friends Petey, Tony and Ravindar at the party. We had a great time meeting new people and seeing everone's elaborate costumes. People kept asking us to yodel!

The following day we took a walk along the bike path that hugged the shores of the Sacramento River just behind the hotel. After we checked out of the hotel we headed east toward Rancho Cordova to visit my cousin Joey and his partner Peter. After our short visit we headed back toward Sacramento to visit with Tony and Petey and to meet their daughter Nalani. We then went out to lunch at a new Ramen noodle place. It was a nice time catching up and socializing outside of a party atmosphere. After our visit we headed back to the Bay Area. We drove over the new Bay Bridge en route home.

Thanks for inviting us to the party, we had a great time!

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  • In the hotel putting on our outfits and getting ready for the party

  • In the hotel putting on our outfits and getting ready for the party

  • In the hotel putting on our outfits and getting ready for the party

  • At the party: Petey, Toby, Ravindar and Tony

  • Toby and Ravindar

  • Tony and Alan

  • Tony ad Toby

  • Are we ready to yodel?

  • Tony, Ravindar, Toby and Petey

  • Tony, Toby, Alan and Petey

  • Festive party atmosphere

  • Toby with the Penis Paramedic?

  • Tony, Petey and friend

  • Whoops, just a bit too excited

  • Do you drink out of that?

  • This person didn't get a good night's sleep

  • Where is the mustard?

  • I love Gumby... where's Pokey?

  • Gumby feeling Toby's abs

  • Toby with some interesting guests

  • A creepy walkway through the party

  • Smile!

  • A creepy walkway through the party

  • Back at the hotel. Me being silly and a bit drunk

  • Sunday morning out by the Sacramento River

  • Sunday morning out by the Sacramento River

  • Sunday morning out by the Sacramento River

  • My cousin Joey, Peter, Toby and I

  • Petey with his daughter Nalani

  • Petey with Nalani, Tony, Toby and I in their home in Sacramento

  • Nalani with her uncle Toby

  • Crossing the new Bay Bridge

  • Under the main tower of the new Bay Bridge