***WARNING: Picture intensive post ahead***
Best weekend I’ve had in a LONG. TIME.
Started Saturday with a bonfire at my mom’s house. My brother used to have one every year, but I’d never been invited before. :-( Well, seeing as this one would be the LAST he’d have, we all showed up (well, all except the Prince of Darkness…he said for DC to call him when my sister and I left. I stayed till the bitter end >:) )
I LOVE fire. Love, Love, Love it! So this bonfire was right up my alley. DC had gathered a pile of sticks and twigs and such from the yard…It was a rather substantial pile (hard to see from the pic, but the pile was taller than my brother!)
The Ever-Growing Pile
We had also had a pile of papers, books, furniture, boxes, etc. that we’d found around the house that we would have trashed, but decided to burn. Burning is always a fun thing ;-) I don’t have a picture of that mess, but lets just say we emptied one whole shed, half the garage and probably 3-4 rooms in the house :-D
DC doused the pile with some gas and then doused the torch. We lit the torch and then the fun began! Lemme tell ya, that fire was AWESOME!!! Oh, it was just beautiful…
We reunited with some old friends and made some new ones. Even Peanut made a new friend ;-)
Peanut & Adorable Girl (and Mona)
We stayed until about 1 am. Peanut was BEAT by the time we got home, but he gave me no guff. Carried in what I’d asked him to and then went straight to bed. I’m hoping young, Adorable Girl, is having a positive effect on my Peanut! :-)
Sunday I had planned to take Peanut to The Walking Dead Safari at the Valley of Terror. I think I may have been as excited, if not more-so, than Peanut!
It wasn’t until we’d gotten there, that I’d remembered taking him and my nephew there before (when they were little). We only picked pumpkins and played on the hay bales then tho.
We got in line (behind 3 Air Force soldiers!) and bought our tickets. Even got a discount. ;-)
While we waited for dusk, we wandered around a bit. I walked up to one of the trucks (a military deuce and a half! OMG! My military-loving Peanut was in his glory!) and asked one of the gentlemen if I could get a picture of Peanut in front of the truck. He did us one better and told Peanut to climb aboard!
FINALLY it got dark enough to load up the trucks! Unfortunately, we were *just* cut off for the first run. We did make the second truck tho. OMG we were both so excited sitting on the trucks with our guns (paintball, filled with glow-in-the-dark paint balls…how freakin cool is that?!)
Ready to hunt zombies!
O.M.G. Was that an experience!! Two of the Air Force soldiers were on the truck with us and were screaming “LEFT SIDE! LEFT SIDE!” or “RIGHT SIDE! RIGHT SIDE!” to get us to shoot (we were right side ;-) ) Those poor zombies were COVERED in paint! And I couldn’t tell you how many head-shots they took. LOL Peanut is a pretty good shot. I’m no slouch myself ;-) But, I conserved my ammo a bit more than he did, so I gave up my gun to him about 3/4 of the way through. LOL
We enjoyed ourselves so much, we bought two more tickets and got back in line! LMFAO. The ticket guy was so cool, he let me keep our tickets the second time around because I scrapbook :-D
By this time, it was a LOT darker, so a tad more fun to hunt. It never occurred to me to take pictures while on the hunt, so I snapped one at the last minute :-p
Glowing corn field
They weren’t hiding in this pic, but corn fields and woods were favorite hiding grounds of the zombies. A few even got pretty close to the truck!
We got home about 1/2 hour late for the Season 3 Premier of The Walking Dead. However, thanks to the wonders of DVR, we were able to watch it at 10 instead. Talk about a zombie invasion! We had a zombie-filled day and it was AWESOME! (ooh, just noticed they have more webisodes…*squee*)
All-in-all, it was an awesome weekend! I don’t think I’ve had that much fun in years. :-)