I love everything about October - but one of the greatest things has to be the haunted/scary things you get to do. While Carley and Mike were here we decided that we needed to go to Gaines Farm and go to their haunted hay ride. We had never been to (nor heard of) a haunted hay ride, so we figured it would be a lot of fun to experience.
Since it is a farm, there were plenty of farmy things to see. Like skeletons in the barn, and an array of animals for the petting.
Carley fell in love with the cows and pigs. She wants to have animals so bad. We petted and appreciated all the animals, but have no desire to invest in any type of critter.
The hay ride was pretty great too. You ride on a trailer being towed by a tractor all through the woods while scary things lurk in the dark. The first creepy thing to approach us was a set of masked men on horses - real live horses, that came galloping up to the side of the tractor reaching out for us. That was one of my favorite parts. Very ingenious. There were also the traditional spiders, chainsaws, and other masked figures that jumped on, fell on, and terrorized the trailer.
Caitlin was terrified beforehand, calmed down in the middle, and screamed more at the end. But afterward she wanted to go to the haunted corn maze - she hadn't gotten her fix yet. :) Too bad October is over and we'll have to wait until next year. It's only 11 months away!