Way better than a scare crow on the front lawn if you ask me!
So what is a Pumpkin Sail?
Well first you need a couple of teenagers willing to don hip-waders who load the pumpkins onto rafts and light the candles:
Why neither kid is wearing a sweater in 50 degree weather is beyond me and I have no explanation for the kid in the sleeveless T-shirt.
The pumpkins are brought to the Harlem Meer by the
children mother's who have done their best to carve the pumpkins. Some were pretty elaborate, even complete with pumpkin headdresses:
Then you need a Witch rowing a kayak. This is a critical role. Without the Witch, there is no sailing. We were fortunate to have a happy Witch:
And when the sun sets, off goes the Witch, with her pumpkin parade in tow:
But really the best part of the whole affair are the smiles:
Of course, no event is complete without a little marital discord between Eliza and Otto, because you know this face says: "Dude if you keep messing up this photo I am so not marrying you."
And if you are still wondering what Eliza's is this Halloween, why she the happiest little goldfish in the pond!