Sunday, October 25, 2009

Rosie and her creepy friends

Last night Rosie and I went to a local "Haunted Acres" and had a ghoulishly fun time. This place had a 20 minute hay ride through the woods where scary monsters jump out at you and climb up on the wagon. Rosie was like a creep magnet for these creatures because ever single one of them decided to stop, get in her face, and stare her down before they moved on through the rest of the wagon. Perhaps it was the ear-piercing scream she let out EVERY time she saw one? Just a guess.

They also had 3 haunted houses and a scary corn maze as well, all with the same premise... ugly/dead/grumbly/creepy/clowns that jump out at you when you least expect it. It never gets old. No, really.

But seriously, these places are a lot of fun. Especially if you're a 13 year old girl. I haven't had my daughter snuggle up that close to me since she was 5. And as you can see in this picture, these places are also very popular. This is the hour long line we had to wait in for our turn.

While we were standing in line, I decided it would be kind of fun to snap a picture of my beautiful daughter so I would have something to remember this night by, but apparently Rosie decided she actually was 5 and didn't want to have anything to do with it. It wasn't until I threatened to not repay her for the admission (I didn't know they took cash only so I had to borrow it from miss moneybags herself) that she quickly succumbed to the "relatively normal" last picture in this series.

Thanks Rosie... you're such a sport.

No, I will NOT open my eyes!

Rosie... I'm gonna kill you!

Ok, but only ONE eye!

Perhaps some dork-lips?

Or how about some squishy face?

Sure dad, I'll smile nice. Now... give me my money!

Unfortunately the place didn't allow photographs once you were outside of the building, so all I have of our lovely evening are these. But that's ok... I also have the ringing in my ears from the 2 hours of teen-screams to remember this by.


Dan said...

You should have saved yourself some money and just given her some marmite.

Anonymous said...

You are such a great dad! Brings a little tear to my eye, actually! sis
(p.s. I know you totally LOVED the whole haunted house thing, too--it was just an excuse for you to go!)

Roger Miller said...

You're a braver man than I - not that I get scared easily, because I don't - because I can only take so much of high-pitched shrieking and screaming. I'm such a stick in the mud. :)

Shieldmaiden96 said...

I frequently drive past a farm in Ithaca NY that advertises a 'Sound Maze'. I'm kind of afraid to stop and see what its about because I have an irrational fear they'll stick a bag over my head and push me into the corn.

I know.

mom said...

I second Cindy's statement---you are such a great dad! And I'm with her in that you probably enjoyed it more than Rosie!!! I think I would've enjoyed it too---but I'll have to settle for scary monsters at the door, asking for candy!!

Mom Thumb said...

Aw, I love Jeff and Rosie stories. That looks like a lot of fun!

Bill said...

I.ll bet everyone screamed because a famous recording star climbed on the wagon with his daughter, Rosie.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

dan - Not a fair comparison. This place was scary, not deadly.

sis - It really is a fun night out and a pretty good value. I'm just trying to cram in as many things as possible before Rosie won't be caught dead with her dad at something like this again. It won't be long!

roger - Hmmm, thinking a guy could make some money selling ear plugs!

shieldmaiden96 - I thought I saw a few head-bagged people in our corn maze, so your fears ARE justified!

mom - Ha... you're on! I would love to see you on one of these hay rides. You're coming with next year.

mom thumb - Me too. And like I said... it won't be long :-( *sniff sniff*

bill - Oh yeah, good point. The Receders are SO big with the teen crowd around here. ;-)

Michelle said...

SO cool. I love places like that. And man what a gold mine. Maybe I should open up one of those and only work a month and a half out of the year. Hmmm....

Maureen said...

Ahahahaha! That looks like fun alright! We have those too, but I've never been. But an hour just to get in? Wow, they must make a ton of dough.

(and hahahaha Bill!)