This weekend I used my free Fright Fest ticket from when I donated blood and went with my BFF Alison (my hiking buddy). Unfortunately we got there late, and it was rainy, but we still had fun. Fright Fest is the Halloween event that The Great Escape puts on (a Six Flags theme park in Lake George). I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted, but it's always a lot of fun. The Great Escape can easily be a money sink and it's not really a big hit with many local people, but I won't lie, I love it. If you know what to do you can save a lot of money. For example, you can't bring food into the park, but you don't need to stay in the park to eat either. You could pack a lunch or snacks and leave it in the car and leave to eat, or you could just go to a local restaurant and come back. With a paid admission you can always leave and come back.
Right now they're actually having a really good deal, a season pass for $50 when you buy four. For a family or a group of people willing to go in on it together, it's a really great deal. In the summer time there's a great water park (which is getting new water slides next summer, hooray!) and there's just a lot of fun things to do there. I don't know, like all other touristy things in my area, I'm all about it.
Anyway, here are some pictures I got...
Now - I like to ride rides, but I'm a complete wuss when it comes to roller coasters and anything way high up, for example I would never ride that roller coaster on the right (The Boomerang) nor would I even come close to considering getting on that tall tower on the left (Sasquash). In fact, that ride gives me anxiety just looking at it, haha However I did something really big and I went on the Pirate Ship! I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about when I say that ride name, but here's a picture of one in case if you don't know (via Google):
Yup, living on the edge here! I'm a water park kid, I'll slide down any waterslide, but you won't catch me hanging upside down on a roller coaster.
Of course I also braved the ever so dangerous Merry Go Round...check out those zombies!!!!
I think because of the rain a lot of the zombies were hiding out inside. I seem to remember in years past there were a lot more of them wandering around and scaring the crap out of me.
Another part of the event is Skull Manor the haunted house. I've gone through it several times over the years and they do a pretty good job of updating it so it's not quite the same each year. They also do a good job of jacking up the price to get into it each year too (hint to any locals who've found my blog, if you have a Price Chopper Advantage card you can get in for $7 instead of $9!). I'm always nervous going in, aside from one part, it was pretty calm this year. Or maybe I'm just getting used to it? We were also the last group to go through, and we were with this mom and two middle school aged girls who were hysterical. And the characters were kind of taunting the one girl the whole time, which kept them off us older folks, haha
So what are some other things I've been doing??
This morning I did this:
I went to the gym and yes that's right, I said THIS MORNING. As in, BEFORE THE SUN CAME UP. In fact, this was AFTER I had done a 45 minute work out, it was still dark out!!!
I'm trying something out, I think that working out in the AM will work out better for me and it wasn't terrible today (even though my allergies were beating the snot out of me and I had a sinus headache from the minute I woke up) - there were even other people there, can you believe it?! I'm hoping to keep up with it, I strive to be one of those people. The downside to this? I was basically starving all day, I'm not sure if I can truly point my finger at working out in the morning as the cause of that...but I'm going to for now. ;)
This afternoon while at work I bought one of these:
You know, one of the Erin Condren Life Planners. The planner that me and several of my bloggy friends have been drooling over. The planner that's $50 a pop. Thanks to my bloggy friend Stephanie for posting a great deal via zulily.com, I got my life planner for $25!!! I'm so thrilled and I cannot wait to get mine in the mail (although it seems it's going to take a while).
When I got home, I had this waiting on my porch!
My Swapoween package arrived! And no, the cream cheese sandwich did not come on my porch, haha. However, you will have to wait until later in the week to see the contents! ;) Thanks Megan for the great package!!!
Lastly, I did not take this picture, but it was on the Lake Placid's Facebook wall this morning:
Yup, you're looking at snow on that mountain there. That mountain that looked like this less than a month ago...
High Peak hiking season is officially over and it's really sad. We knocked out 4 in two months, which isn't terrible considering our schedules, but we wanted to get 6 in so we didn't reach our goal. There's still good hiking to be had down here in the Lake George area, so hopefully we'll get some good ones in before it's REALLY the end of the season.
Tell me, what time of day do you prefer to work out?