a perfect fall weekend

Last weekend I went camping with my family…and crossed off a few things from my Fall Bucket List. We camped at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Kentucky. The drive through the park to the campsite was beautiful with all the changing leaves. Orange, yellow, red! As soon as I arrived, we were busy with activities. Lunch was first. My mom made her yummy chili which was perfect for a fall afternoon. We ate outside with some of us around the campfire to keep nice and toasty. After lunch we my sister, nephew, and I carved pumpkins. I love carving pumpkins! I decided on an owl in a tree but it didn’t turn out quit as well as I would have liked. But my nephew and sister’s dragon pumpkin turned out fantastic! Finally, it was time to get ready for Trick or Treating. My nephews couldn’t wait any longer. They ran into the camper to transform themselves for the evening. My brother and I decided to join in on the festivities but in a much calmer, last-minute effort. I was a cat…(or as I was corrected by a little goblin “No, you are a Leopard!”.) My brother rummaged around in his car and pulled together an engineer…very original considering he is an engineer! Seeing all the kids dressed up as super heroes, princesses, ghosts, and goblins was so much fun. Seeing each campsite decorated was fun too. After Trick or Treating, it was s’mores time! I was in charge of the s’mores and decided to try something different. We did Campfire Cones! They are ice cream waffle cones filled with marshmallows and chocolate, wrapped in foil, and placed on a campfire to heat. They tasted just like a s’mores. Yum, yum! Just keep an eye on them when on the fire…we burnt a few! Once it turned dark it was time for the real fun…Tracks of Terror. A haunted train ride! This train took us out in the chilly, dark woods to give us the haunt of our lives. It was an open train…no sides or roof so the ghosts and goblins can reach right in to terrify you! I’m still shaking! After being terrified, it was time to head back to camp and have a drink next to the fire to warm our chills. It was a great camping trip and I’m looking forward to our next one!

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