October 27, 2010

Trail of Terror….sort of

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I guess I should apologize to those of you readers who aren't crazy about Halloween....it's definitely one of my favorite holidays to celebrate so I wanted to do several spook-tastic posts. I understand that everybody isn't all about it, but it holds such special memories for me. While I was growing up, we would put on our costumes (usually homemade) and parade around town to all our grandparents' houses. Sometimes we hit up the neighborhood, sometimes we did the church events. I still love it because it makes me feel like a kid.

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Tonight, the southern beau and I are going on a ghost walk! Usually our ghost hunting adventures consist of stopping by Starbucks and driving around the college campus in our town. One time, I saw what I swear was a ghost in a window of the physics building. He says it was just an overhead projector. No matter, tonight is a real ghost walk. We've actually done this same one before, but it was 2 years ago so I'm hoping they have some new tales to tell. Basically we walk around the downtown area of our city with a guide and hear some legends about things that may or may not have happened at different buildings and sites. It is totally embellished, totally cheesy and totally awesome!

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I don't do haunted houses and I don't do scary movies. The ghost walk is about as brave as I get. I like to celebrate with the friendlier elements of the holiday...i.e. candy corn and glitter! Anyway, if I don't post tomorrow, you'll know that the ghost walk did me in! ;) Only kidding. {also, I got a little slap happy with Picasa/Picnik today…if you hadn’t noticed. Try it if you’re looking for an easy photo editing program for people who aren’t super technical}

8 comments:

  1. We did a ghost walk in Gatlinburg a few years ago during our sisters' weekend. Very interesting...I didn't know about some of the things that had happened!
    The place to go on one is Charleston. I don't do horror films either, but I definitely want to do that one!

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  2. LOVE the photo effects, but I am one of those not too crazy about "spooks." The history of it IS appealing, but I think I will just wait and read all about it in your next post. You GO BRAVE Southern Belle Girl!

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  3. OOOOOOoooo. Sounds like fun! Wish I could go, too. I guess that would make me a third wheel, though. : ( Remind me to tell you sometime about the night Matt and I spent in a "haunted" hotel in Eureka Springs. Oh. My.

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  4. I love the Halloween influenced pics - it's my favorite holiday, so I love the spookiness!

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  5. A ghost walk! That would be so much fun! I don't do the haunted houses or scary movies, either, but I'm totally addicted to Ghost Hunters on tv.

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  6. I've always wanted to do one of these in New Orleans! Talk about atmosphere! Have you ever read the Jeffrey series on Southern Ghosts? I read some as a little girl -and for some reason, wasn't scared silly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_Alabama_Ghosts_and_Jeffrey

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  7. well, I thought it was plenty scary and I think a ghost followed us home! love, philly

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  8. I love this post. This year my Halloween was canceled (I'll write about it in my blog) I am happy to read your posts about the festivities, especially love how you wrote about your Halloween history. Oh btw I love your mantle decorations, with the candy corn, super cute.

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Lay it on me y'all!