Sunday, October 31, 2010

We Kan Do Halloween!

The weather was perfect and spirits were high. I ran through the park and delivered fliers with all the particulars of the afternoons events .............. and I saw ghosts .........


............and witches ........ and pumpkins with faces.


Scary signs adorning modes of transportation ...........





The sun was shining and even though the Mizzou game was still going everyone gathered at the appointed place ......... still checking the score, but there, as instructed.



I spy a bumble bee running in.


An Indian Princess is in our midst, she arrived by golf cart, not horse.



Spiderman made an appearance .........



............. I think he came to help the police officer. I find them looking younger and younger. I might be getting old.



Strange creatures arrive. Who is this vixen with the windblown hair and stunning eyes??


Willie Nelson? No, he can't sing. And, those teeth are a bit frightening!


The food line was long as everybody sampled all the food in order to cast their ballot for their favorites. We had chili and salsa. Only two salsa entries ...........and both won!!



As the sun began to set everyone enjoyed the food and the fellowship.




Early in the week we had winds up to 70 miles an hour, so no one believed me when I told them I ripped the pavilion cover just for the Halloween party.

Pumpkins all carved for the judging.

All the time and effort put in for this was worth the effort. We had lots of winners and door prizes followed by a hayride and a bonfire. I am tired, but happy to see another season ending. Time to rest up for next season!
I slept late this morning. No baking of cinnamon rolls and sticky buns. I did put a pot of coffee on to brew, though. I washed my face and brushed my teeth, but had no time to shower. Just threw on a pair of jeans and a shirt and shuffled out with my hair on end and unlocked the store to see all my breakfast friends coming up. Sweet Sue had a cake with her so we could all celebrate the birthdays of Miss Martha and Nan. I will miss this for sure! No matter how much I have grumbled about getting up so early, it has been wonderful to see the same faces and new faces from time to time every weekend. Many hot topics and some heated debates have taken place inside my little domain. More to come on the next post ..............




















13 comments:

Sunny said...

What a fun Halloween! Love all the pumpkins. It's hard to believe it's November!
☼ Sunny

Meggie said...

Some might say we miss out... but I am soo glad we dont celebrate Halloween here, or at least we did not, until the shops overwhelmed with commercial BS, and some children - & foolish parents- thought it might be a good thing.
I know I am getting old and jaded, when I just snort with disgust!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. looks like a lot of fun...love the fish pumpkin...

Mamma has spoken said...

Looks like a fun time had by all! Love the puking pumpkin, classic.

Marla said...

What a great post! Looks like it was a lot of fun.

I wanted to comment on the comment you left on my post, Kathy. First, I am so sorry to hear you lost your son. I cannot imagine. Seriously. Though I miss my father, losing a parent cannot begin to compare to losing a child. I think you are a very brave woman to live with this loss with such grace, courage and dignity. God bless you, my friend.

Kathy G said...

Looks like a great time was had by all. (I bet everyone stopped caring about the Mizzou game long before the final whistle blew!)

SkippyMom said...

What a wonderful day. Really - it just doesn't look like it could get any better, y'know. Those pumpkins were all great - how do you guys pick the winner? I [like Sunny said] can't believe it is Nov. already either. Wow.

ellen abbott said...

Great weather for a great party. didn't it rain last year?

Nancy said...

Looks fun and the sticky buns with friends sounds even better.

houndstooth said...

I'm glad you had such a fun ending to the camping season! It's hard to believe October is behind us now. Enjoy some rest!

jojo said...

Looks like a wonderfully fun time!! Can't wait to hear more..;j

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

Awesome post girl...I swear, you're gonna make me wanna move up there now....or at least come and visit for a few weeks!!

Enjoy...you deserve it!

@ly said...

Looks like a great job you do at the campground.