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Monday, October 29, 2012

Witches, Ghosts & Goblins...And a "Cowgirl"

Turkey Run was like a busy bee hive getting ready for Halloween night on Saturday. The campers go all out and decorate and give out lots of candy. Kids from around the county come into the park to trick or treat as it is; 1. safer 2. you can just park and walk 3. almost every trailer gives out candy. We just have a blast on this weekend. This year it was rather blustery and cold but we didn't have rain so that was a blessing. You can dress warmer but trying to keep warm and 'dry' is hard to do in a costume. I took several pictures to share, decorations, kids in costume, and of course the cutest girl there... Meredith. She came as a little cowgirl, while using Savannah, (Hannah's Great Dane) as her horse. We have a little saddle that fits her that we bought at a tack sale one year when we were buying for our horses. A gentleman had just made them for a hobby and they were so cute, so I bought one.  I want to begin with our campsite and our decorations. We didn't go all out like some did but I thought what we did was cute.  This first picture is of our site #13.

Art was ducking behind the tree to try and escape the camera.
We brought a bale of straw from home and then we added our 'touches'. In this picture the pumpkins that we carved are not out there yet. We are still working on them.

This is my little 'pumpkin man' as one little girl called him. I made the hat and scarf to look like candy corn. We punched holes down the middle of each pumpkin and then ran a dowel rod through them to stand him up.
We were getting all our decorations out and had put Savannah's stake out that we tie her to with her leash. For some reason Cooper likes to try and dig it out.  The evidence is there look at his nose :)
This was a view out our back window looking over towards another camp ground loop. The reason it caught my eye is because in the summer there is no way you see those tents.
This is the picture out our back window. Even though I love the leaves it looked really neat being just the trees.
Hannah and I had went on a walk to get some pictures of decorations. We got a call that the kids had arrived, so we headed back to the camper. Here is Meredith walking down the road to meet us. Look at those ''red'' boots! Aren't they just adorable :)

"These boots are made for walkin' and that's just what they'll do....."

It was rather windy when they arrived and the wind was making her pigtails stand straight up. So cute!
We decided to take her on a walk to see the other camper's decorations. We took the dogs with us and Meredith was bound and determined to walk Cooper.

There really is a little dachshund on the end of that lease. Even though Cooper is only 12 lbs Lindsay had to hold onto Meredith's hand to keep her from going down.
This black cat's head was moving back and forth saying.... no, no, no, no!

When I was in grade school we used to sing a song at Halloween about five little pumpkins sitting on a fence, one fell off.... and so on. That is what this reminded me of when I saw these pumpkins lined up.

Hannah and I started on our pumpkins. Bad idea. I like to carve pumpkins with the old fashion designs. You know the triangle eyes, nose and curved smile. Well this year I decided to try one of the 'fancy' designs. I was only smiling because they were teasing me. Those tiny little dots that you poke are so small I needed the glasses to see them. I heard putting flour in the holes help, but I traced mine together when I was done poking.

Hannah's is on the left. Three different pumpkins stacked on top of each other. Mine is the cat and pumpkin on the right.
Here they are lit up with candles. They sure look different don't they. I guess I am proud of mine, it could have been better but it is better than the triangles. :)

Hannah's is much neater than mine. I love the middle pumpkin, looks like he is crying.
Mine is a little more sloppy looking, but hey you can tell it is a cat and pumpkin I guess.
Here were some neat pumpkins but I believe they were already carved and lit with electric lights. It was a pretty set up and very bright.

Ok, now for the big reveal. Savannah and the saddle. She was so good and didn't mind one bit it being on. The big problem was what to put it on her with. I used vet wrap. It is the self adhesive wrap you use on animals when they have wounds. We use it too as it really helps to keep a bandaide on an injury. And it doesn't pull hair when pulled off. :)

She is making a run for it.  But we caught up with her......
But Meredith wanted no part of riding a 'dog'.  We were not going to put her on Savannah's back and let go for fear we would hurt her back. Savannah seemed nice and calm but Meredith.....not so much.
Meredith says, "I've had ENOUGH. Get me off NOWWW."  Ok ok.
Friends again, off they go in search of that long awaited candy.  Savannah says no chocolate for me!
The moon was so pretty and coming through this tree set the mood of 'spooky' for the night.
Tomorrow I will post the rest of my pictures of other children, decorations and dogs in costume, don't miss this one :)   I would have posted some from Turkey Run but I couldn't get any internet service. Not good since we are camphosting there next June :(
                              So from Thorntown we send hugs and best wishes.


  1. What a fun weekend. I love your carved pumpkins, they turned out really cool. I had to laugh when I saw that saddle on the dog!!!

  2. Your pumpkins were great. I can't even do the triangles without messing them up. Savannah is such a trooper but I had to crack up at Meredith not wanting anything to do with riding her. They certainly have minds of their own. Happy Halloween to you.

  3. Fun post - I love your pumpkins! Hannah is such a cutie, and I have the same red boots! The only western boots I've saved.

    Savannah's little saddle is a great costume for a big dog, too. :)

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