Fright Fest!

I took a day off from blogging yesterday (the keyword post was scheduled ahead of time), but we sure did have a nice day.   Woke up after a good night’s sleep and made up some protein waffles topped with pear/cranberry topping (the apple topping just make with a pear instead)

John and I decided on a post breakfast run.  We headed on down to the track and went round and round.  John is faster than I am, so he finished up earlier than I did and took some action shots of me.

Look at her go!

I did 3.25 miles today.  The loss of speed for me is pretty frustrating, but I just have to work on it and hope it comes back.  Then again, if it never does, I will just have to deal with that.

Lunch time before heading out to Great Escape was baked buffalo shrimp.  These are a frozen store brand, but not buffalo enough for me – so I added some more hot sauce and a wedge of bleu cheese LC!

And dessert:

Off to Fright Fest:

Scary.  This was fun.  The park is all decked out in Halloween stuff and scary music was playing throughout the park, plus mist everywhere

We scored free tickets to get in the last time we gave blood, so what a bargain!

Lookout – I am going to get eaten!

Looking down from the ski ride:

We ride fairly tame rides. The balloon ride:

We did go on the bobsled, but I obviousy couldn’t take pictures while on it.

I will tell you that one thing that will never get old to me is slipping into a ride and not worrying about whether the bar will close down over my lap or if I can cram my butt into a small seat, or worse yet – to not fit at all.  When I was 250 pounds – that was always on my mind at an amusement park (or an airplane, for that matter).  I looked down at my lap and just felt so grateful for that.  I also love that John and I could ride something together and there was space on each side of us!

After the bobsled, I was ready for something warm –

This place sold fudge, which looked amazing, but we resisted.  I thought this place might have lattes, but they just had brewed coffee.  I had a Seattle’s Best coffee at $2.49!  However, I will say it was very fresh and brewed properly (meaning not weak).  I was happy.

Riding the carousel.  😀

John is starting to grow his winter goatee.

Salem  witch hanging for family fun.  Real person –

I found the most unusual pink item of the day:

The Breast Cancer Site

I was starting to get really hungry at this point, and cold as the sun was getting ready to set, so we headed on out and went to dinner.  We stopped at Cool Beans where I had more coffee 😳

What does this mean about the dental work?

Egg bagel sandwich.

Very tasty.  I was still feeling hungry after this, so we decided to split a raspberry white chocolate scone.

That’s the stuff!

I had a deep chill after being outside most of the day, so it was blanket time for  a Saturday night, movies and Playstation.  We sure know how to live it up!

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23 thoughts on “Fright Fest!

  1. Shelley B

    I can see that warning for sticky candy – the kind that might pull off a crown – but liquid? Weird.

    Looks like fright fest was fun! Love your pink item.

    Glad you had such a great run – those are the one that keep you coming back. And speed? Meh. It’s the doing that counts. 🙂
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Friday Mishmash – Jeopardy! Edition =-.

  2. heather

    Hubby & I spend the weekend playing xbox and watching movies too, cheapp entertainment. Fright Fest looks fun & that scone looks so yummy, makes me hungry
    .-= heather´s last blog .. =-.

  3. debby

    What a fun, full day! I don’t like scary places anymore, but other than that… excellent on the afternoon coffee. I think I’ll try to make my own pumpkin latte tonight!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..The Day in Pictures =-.

  4. Marisa @ Loser for Life

    What a fun day!

    I can relate to the worry-free amusement park feeling! That constant fear was the final straw in getting me started on my weight loss journey. It was sad that I spent more time worrying about fitting in rides than having a good time with my family. No more though! 🙂
    .-= Marisa @ Loser for Life´s last blog ..The Crocker Returns =-.

  5. Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox

    I think that is definitely an unusual pink photo! Looks like y’all had fun at Fright Fest! Love the photos of you running. And speed schmeed. It’s all about distance for those recovering. I remind myself of that every time I lace up. Of course, I forget 1/2 mile in. Love that breakfast!
    .-= Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox´s last blog ..Pumpkin Ice Cream &amp Pie Bars =-.

  6. Shauna

    I love Halloween fests! It looks like you had so much fun!

    I’m looking forward to reading more from you!

    I’m Shauna, from the Hot 100 group!

  7. Fran

    Our Saturday nights are mostly like yours and we love it. We love to be at home and watch movies or read, especially in Winter when the fireplace is burning.

    That sounds like a cool park and a fun day the both of you had.

  8. Jody - Fit at 52

    What a wonderful day Lori!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I so love seeing the quaintness of where you live & the cool sites & places.. things not here where I am but I grew up in towns like that… beautiful leaves changing color too!

    Sorry about your running! I do understand from the point of getting older, some things just don’t work they way they used to it BUT I have found new accomplishments! 😉
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Question Your Thinking- Change the World-YOU =-.

  9. Catherine McCourt

    Sounded like a great day! I agree with MizFit, I check in faithfully to catch up on your food, exercise, Pixie, and house/gardening stuff! I’m just more of a lurker than a commenter. :O

  10. Charlotte

    Well, my husband just grew a goatee, but since it was almost 90 degrees here this weekend, I don’t know that I’d call it his “winter goatee.” We’re going to our Fright Fest too!
    .-= Charlotte´s last blog ..Queen B =-.

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