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Friday, September 21, 2007

Waiting to enter Howl-o-scream

I gave up my shift last night to get some rest. I had worked Tuesday - Thursday night and hadn't gotten any home work done since its been late nights at the restaurant. Besides the there was a party of 60 coming and a show at the theater so it would have been a mad house and not in a good way because the food takes a while people would have been pissed off so I rather stayed home. My Scottish friend has visitors this week: two of her sisters (from Scotland), one of her nieces and a friend (from Toronto). They stopped by the restaurant Thursday night. Here are they with Ronnie the owner and Ms Dorothy (right) a long time customer and friend or Brenda and I.




Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream stood on their schedule for Friday night. So okay I was going to relax Friday and maybe do some homework - but Howl-O-Scream can be relaxing right?


You know I am rarely on time (well more like never) but I try. So I said I was going to pick up my friends hubby on the way to the park so they wont have to drive all the way back down (30min past the park) and we'd meet them at 7pm. Well I was there ON TIME and they weren't we ended up waiting for 30min!!!!!




The park was awesome it was hot and humid but doable. First thing - WICKED WOODS. We get around the first corner and there was only 4 of us - shit we lost 3. Damn it were are in a haunted maze and 3 people short - did they get abducted? Eaten? ... We decided there was really no good reason to find out putting ourselves in danger and pressed on trying to get out.

We moved onto Ireland. Photos op in front of the talking tree.












We went on to see the Wicked Witch on Cork Screw Hill. This is an awesome 4-D ride into the old Ireland. See except for Doug, my friends husband, all the ladies get motions sick - so no roller coasters. But I did trick them into The Curse of DarKastle too- both so much fun and purrrfect Halloween rides. And trust me of the "Katy I am going to kill you" screams there was laughter and a few startled screams.
After the Cork Screw Hill we got out just in time for Jack is Back a fun show.



Check out the two Scottish visitors picking up guys along the way. Now wonder they had to wear the horns ...

Sadly we didn't get to do anymore Maze's, haunted houses or rides as the park closed at 10. We did get a chance to get some Ice scream on the way out. Their ice cream is theeeeeeeeee best. I can't wait for Grumpy and I to come back up and check out the rest of the Scarry stuff. (This way I can hide behind his back) Tonight I am joining Brenda and her visitors at the German Restaurant for an early dinner before Grumpy and I head to see some old friends of his.


Oh Shit I better hop to it and get my homework done so I can play.

12 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

You want the Irish experience just get drunk and wake up in the gutter the next morning - that's how I have always reestablished my ties with the old Sod. Glad you had some fun, you work hard and deserve some time with friends and no worries!!

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - I'll keep that in mind. Thanks it was nice to get out for a change

jin said...

Glad you had fun!
You look happy! :-D

Hope you enjoyed your dinner as well.

Beth said...

great pictures!!! Now get back to your homework!!!!!

Dino aka Katy said...

Jin - I had lots of fun. Dinner was great I will post it later

Beth - I will I will I promise just five more minutes

angel said...

oh it sounds like such fun! i'm dying to try one of those 4d rides!
so what happened to your missing party members...

Dino aka Katy said...

Angel - it was lots of fun - and for those missing - they chickened out after the first corner and greeted us at the exit.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Next time post your picture with a mask - that would be scary...

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - gee thanks

The Phosgene Kid said...

So what are we doing this weekend???

Library Mama said...

That sure does sound like fun.

I love that you had ice scream. Hah!

Hope the homework went well, and that you're having a great weekend this weekend.

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - school, school and school

LM - it was lots of fun glad to have you back