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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Early Halloween


















We arrived at Maumee Bay State Park without reservations on the assumption that in Oct there would be no problem. We quickly found out that this was not necessarily the case. We were informed that most of the park was booked solid for a Halloween weekend. Also because the park had changed the rules for the walk-in sites, many of these were already taken for the weekend which was still 9 days away. They simply pay for all the nights in-between. In the end luck was with us as there were still a few walk in sites available and once in it, we had control for up to at least two weeks.

Since this seemed to be a big event, we decided to extend our planned stay to enjoy the festivities. As the weekend approached, the park began to fill up with those who had made reservations as early as April. Decorations went up all over the place and we observed more kids than we have seen in a campground in a long time.

We picked up what we hoped would be an ample supply of candy and waited for the big day. There was a costume parade, followed by trick or treat. In the evening there was entertainment and a large bon fire and haunted trails.

We were glad that we stayed and enjoyed seeing all the fun.

8 comments:

Gypsy said...

At first I thought I must have missed Hallowe'en and the trick-or-treaters. The campground just had it early, right?

E Squared and Mui said...

Looks like everyone got into the "spirit" of things.

Rick and Paulette said...

Sure looks like everyone had a great time there. What a lot of decorating work. Love your header picture too!

Judy and Emma said...

Is that Anneke in the witch's hat waiting for the little goblins? What a great and colorful header! :)

pidge said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all. Stay safe.

Wayne and Roberta said...

How fun to be there for the Halloween festivities. Our daughter is camping this weekend at a park that has a huge Halloween celebration in fact it is so big they have 2 weekends so everyone can attend.

Like your header!

Judy and Emma said...

Your comments are such a hoot! Thanks for the chuckles. Believe me, I seriously thought of throwing that printer out the window today. :)

Kathy and Robert said...

Halloween in the park, how fun! I can't wait to do that!