(I've struggled with fuel in the past so I'm trying out some different types of fuel on this next training cycle. I will let you know how it goes.)
Upon arriving, I met up with the girls and their respective significant others before heading towards the zombie hayride. Walking into the hayride tunnel, I heard some screams and immediately regretted my decision to come. I'm pretty much the biggest baby when it comes to most things scary. Turns out the screams were just from some guy trying to scare his girlfriend. I was a little jumpy. How am I going to get through a whole hayride if I can't even get through the tunnel?
Once on the hayride, I saw that there was an industrial sized grate keeping us in, and the guns were securely stationed on the side of the grate. We were given military-style instructions while some "hard rock" music played in the background. After a few practice areas, we were off. Some of the "zombies" were definitely more zealous about their current profession than others. It was fun being with a group as various members offered snarky remarks, and I had more than one back to hide behind when I got scared (which was often). I fully admit to not really committing to the gun and leaning back, daintily pressing the trigger for most shots.
|Thanks for the photo Kim! (Photo editing done in Pic Monkey)|
If these were zombies from the Walking Dead, we would have totally been overrun based on the amount of noise we were making. (Giant generator, tractor with trailer, screaming drill sergeant) After the hay ride, we headed to the corn maize (which I was assured wasn't haunted). Various spouses led the way while us ladies talked about running, marathons, coaches, and everything in between. (Running bloggers talking about running? What?)
Getting close to the end of the maze, a guy in a mask and an employee sweatshirt walked up to us, staring and making weird grunts/noises. He surveyed the group, looking for a weak link as I was trying to sheepishly hide behind whoever was close by me. I chose Kim and that was a mistake. When he went up to Kim she told him "Don't get me, get her!" He then tried to come towards me as I screamed and started running as fast as I could the opposite way, except I got tangled up in a corn stalk and just about ran Erin over.
It was not one of my proudest moments, but I was absolutely terrified. Then the guy started to walk towards me again, so I ran the other way. He just kept following me as he knew I was the weakest link and was the most scared. Kim felt really bad afterwards as I don't think she was expecting me to be as afraid as I was! Lol! When he finally went away, we were at the end of the maize. Upon exiting, one of the employees asked us how it was. We said we had fun and mentioned that there was an escaped zombie! She said that there shouldn't have been any zombies in the maze and asked for a full description of the guy that we saw. Apparently it was supposed to be a "family friendly" maze so this guy was in trouble (and he was apparently not an employee). Either way, it led to a fun story and I had a fun time with my friends and their spouses!
Are you someone that likes haunted things around Halloween? Haunted houses, haunted hayrides, creepy cemetery tours... (If you haven't guessed, I am not a fan.)