Sep 28, 2006
i live across the street from Hell.
and this, my friends, is what Hell looks like.
every year, Knott's hosts this Haunt.
it's killer. no pun intended.
if you scare easily, don't go. this will (and has with several of my friends) scared the pee right outta them.
there's mazes. they alter the rides & instead of some of the audio-anamatronic figures, they have real people that jump out at you. they have "sliders", guys (and girls) in freaky scary masks who carry things like fake chain saws, rocks in a can that rattles when they shake 'em. the slider part comes from the knee pads they wear so when they jump out at you from the dark, foggy corners, they can hit their knees & slide towards you.
pardon...i'm having a moment.
Hubbs & i last went about three years ago...and boy did we feel old. kinda like we were narcs, keeping an eye on the kids.
or worse, parents waiting on our kids.
the hell part, comes from trying to get around the area when Haunt is in town - Friday, Saturday & Sunday. the traffic is unbelievable. when we were unlucky enough to get out when Haunt was starting, have had to drive several miles out of our way to be able to maneuver our way to our Happy Abode.
happy, happy, joy, joy.
when we got married, we chose October because it gave us enough time to really get things planned, but not close enough to the holidays to mess those up. and, when signing the contract, had a choice of times. 11a.m. or 6p.m. i would've preferred the 6p.m. slot, but had a vision of our guests walking to the reception, being chased by some freaks & ghouls.
hmmmm. not the vision i want for ever in my scrapbooks.
so - what have we learned from all this?
1) i have a love/hate relationship with the Haunt.
2) i still wanna go. again.
3) traffic blows. especially during the Haunt.