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That’s Spooktacular!

October 31, 2011

I didn’t make it to Spooktacular at Riverside Discovery Center last year, so I made a point of getting out there this year, for their 23rd (?) annual event.

Wow! What fantastic fun for kiddos! (Though I wonder how the zoo critters react to all the hubub.)

As a youngster, I would have been gleefully terrified to be walking in the dark through a zoo where there are known to live wild animals that might just eat me.

Pictures ensue:

Wooooeeeeeeeooooooaaaaaaa! (Spooky music sound)

Enter the red-glowing-eyed pumpkin gate and cross the bridge . . . if you dare!

Listen to the band . . .

Play on the stagecoach in the playground with all the other "kids."

Snag a treat from someone in the coolest wear-in-the-dark costume ever.

Visit a mad scientist. (Why is he mad? His grant funding ran out.)

Meet Frank

Meet another kind of frank. (The din-din offering at the concession stand. Meh. But the hot chocolate was A-OK.)

Yes, this photo placement directly after my hot dog meal was intentional.

I LOLed pretty good over this one - a crashed City of Scottsbluff truck, with skeletons inside! Someone had a lot of fun placing that truck!

Speaking of LOL, there were pirates at Spooktacular.

Not that pirates are ordinarily laughable. But some of them sure are!

Now, my absolute favorite part of the Spooktacular. The incredible number of jack-o-lanterns! (Done with the help of local schoolkiddos.)


Bugman and I did our own jack-o-lanterns late this year, finishing them just minutes before the trick-or-treaters arrived at our door.

His happy-go-lucky pumpkin

My working-out-some-demons pumpkin

We’re just a couple of pumpkinheads.

Photo taken at the Fall Frolic race at WNCC.

Happy Halloween!

copyright 2011 by Katie Bradshaw

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 31, 2011 8:54 pm

    I went to the Spooktacular about 4 yrs ago–


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