Happy, happy Halloween! It’s the finale of my celebration of October and the spooky things that emerge at this time of year. My Halloween morning was perfect: I spent it running through the woods from zombies and a swamp monster.
The MudWalk is a tradition for elementary school kids in our area. They visit the Environmental Studies Center and then hike through a mucky swamp. Someone always loses a shoe, and they have to pull each other across (or out) of the muck. The Support the MudWalk Spooky 5K started several years ago as a fundraiser. The route is paved and on a trail, and the trail run is through a haunted forest.
The trail was lined with gravestones and cautionary signs. Ghosts and bats flew overhead. Creatures emerged from the bushes and zombies swiped at passersby.
The jump scares were pretty mild, and the monsters seemed to like that I was running by them and beaming, just wildly happy that there were so many spooky things on the trail with us.
Tonight will be clear here in Florida. The ghouls and princesses will be in short-sleeves as they trick or treat. I’ll be dressed as a bat to fly around the gravestones in the front yard and give out candy. I hope you have an amazing celebration of your own. Thank you for spending the Countdown to Halloween with me.
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