Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fear & Fun

Please don't hate me for (over)using Picasa collages today. It's been a while since I've had Picasa, and using all of the new options is part of the reunification process.

Yesterday we went to the Hilton-Winn Farm in Ogunquit for what turned out to be a perfect fall adventure.

As you can see, this venue had all the quintessential fall fair activities. Potato sack races - what? Can that be beat? Nature arts and crafts, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, petting zoo, hay rides, donut-on-a-string eating, and $3 hot dogs...

...and a Haunted House...

This is the look of sheer terror.

This is what they were looking at. The kiddie blow-up Haunted House. The fact that it kept sort of collapsing/deflating made it more comical than scary, but yet...our little brave warriors found this image terrifying, yet intriguing.

So you can imagine how they felt about this:

I mean, that poor woman's cankles, God love her. Oh, was the witch on the funky looking bicycle that drove fear into their hearts. The cankles drove fear into my heart.

Will even asserted that the witch stole the bicycle. She was maneuvering around the fair urging people to follow her to the Haunted House. Behind her was a trail of children running and screaming.

..and they weren't going to the kiddie Haunted House, oh, no...she was headed to the real Haunted House - mwwaaa...ha..ha..ha [insert spooky organ music here]. It was in the bottom of the barn (which I would find scary on a regular day, even without people jumping out of the darkness)

I found that the fear factor really brought everyone together. . View the multiple hand-holding scenarios above. (upon exiting the haunted house, I do believe that Dirt and Shaun were even holding hands, but camera was um..broken..yeah..and I couldn't get a shot of that.

All in all, it was an awesome day.

But then again, any day that includes powdered donuts hanging from a string can't be too be too bad, right?

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MaineMom said...

Wish I could've gone - it looked like a great day! Was Beckett there or did you guys leave him in the car again?

~Seth and Nancy~ said...

i didn't even realize picasa had the new collages...i guess i should update my version!
looks like a fun day.

Erin Moore said...

Mainemom: We left in him the car again. Don't worry, we cracked the window.

The Gawel's said...

I also like the new collage format. Looks like you all had a lot of fun.

K-Sea said...

good times at a good price