Time to get back on the path.. the Haunted Path that is! As mentioned in previous posts, we held our Annual Halloween Cookout October 4th. This was earlier than usual thanks to a race I participate in being moved from a Friday to a Saturday. Although it was stressful in the past having the race on Friday night it allowed me just enough time to get everything in place to have the party the following night. Then we were overlayed with a friend’s party that pushed us to the early October slot. One thing for sure, it was definitely better going not having run a half marathon the night before. Unfortunately there was a lot of rain leading up to the party date, but luckily it broke on the 3rd allowing me to finish clearing the trail and getting at least the danger areas cautioned off. That left me an early morning to start getting things in place for standard elements (firewood, torches, general cleanup). My friend Paul came over at noon and we started the long process of setting up the trail. This year we made a couple of key changes. The first thing we did was cut the path short and utilized a loop back to the start. That essentially eliminated a very steep hill our guests had to navigate at the end.. in the dark – we definitely got some thanks for that. The second major change is this year we took a different approach to the decoration order. Last year, you may recall, we produced some tears (link here). A badge of honor for us.. but probably not the nicest thing to do to your unsuspecting guests. To address that we opted for a “How Far Will You Go” approach. Translated – the farther you go .. the scarier it is likely to be. Your choice, turn back whenever you start getting uneasy or the kids start shaking.
For starters, the path has grown over the years and now has more decorations than I can feature in this post. Instead, I’ve picked out a few shots of new decs or wanted to provide a few comments on. The full trail can be found on the EddieSoft Gallery Site (link here). Be sure and check that out to experience the full Haunted Trail experience.
So, the start of the trail was filled with the tame air-blown decorations.
Nothing too scary here and something the kids will have no problems with.. unless they happen to be afraid for large purple arachnids in which case maybe not so good of a start.
Hit the jump to experience more of the trail .. if you dare!