Well we did it! On Saturday evening, we hitched our gas-powered wagon and headed to a field of horrors – or more well-known – a haunted hay ride.
It was a cold, but clear night and we dressed in layers – well all of us except the few teenagers who don’t seem to realize that sweatshirts and shorts may not be the most warmest outfit for an October evening
The night was a picture-perfect fall evening, complete with a big moon in the horizon. We got on the hay-filled wagon, and chose our seats accordingly — if you like to be grabbed and really scared, sit on the outside. I chose a seat in the middle – but that didn’t stop me from jumping and screaming a few times.
We had gone on this “haunted ride” a few years ago, but the scare bar had been raised and the creativity put forth by some local farmers was outstanding. This year we not only were scared by the usual Halloween Suspects — Freddy Kruger, Jason, and many evil-looking, chainsaw holding actors, but we also had to walk through the woods among some scary no good doers who popped out at us, and then make our way through a very dark and scary corn field!
I must admit the walk-through part of the ride was the scariest. You never knew when someone was going to pop out and grab you.
My hats are off to the Grochowicz family who own the farm and have used Halloween as a way to generate more income.
Have you been to any haunted farms yet? If you haven’t you should – it’s a great family fun night out – depending of course on the age of your family members and how easily scared you are.