As I passed the walled city of Broadmoor tonight I spotted two kids in Halloween costumes riding real ponies down the street. One lad was trotting rapidly across the lawn at Broadmoor looking like a miniature Poncho Villa headed to loot Madison Park of its candy. It was like a real-life scene out of the greatest (okay, the only) all-midget Western ever made – The Terror of Tiny Town. Meanwhile, up on Capitol Hill, the big old houses along 17th Ave. East between Roy and Aloha were turned into a kind of Halloween version of Candy Cane Lane with neighbors dueling to put on the most elaborate haunted house or scary display. The streets were mobbed with trick-or-treaters. Kids were lined up like nightclubbers waiting to get into the hottest haunted mansions. I overheard one parent describe it as "Mardi Gras for kids." Update: Here's an awesome 360 shot of one of the entrance to one of the haunted houses. For more, check out the CHS: Capitol Hill Seattleblog. The highlight of the evening was a visit to a friend's annual haunted garage in Ravenna where the theme was Camp Killmore. The most hair-raising part: the scariest outhouse you've ever seen. You had to reach into the privy to get your treat. Yack!