What do these three things have in common?
Spitty, lipsticky kisses on the lips from Great Aunt Martha.
The biology test you completely forgot to study for…and it’s today.
Not being able to remember if you logged out of Facebook before your mom borrowed your laptop…and you may or may not have said a bad word or two. About her.
The thing they all have in common? They are all things that make you frightened, or in the case of Great Aunt Martha, a little bit skeeved out.
If you like being scared, however, you must love the onset of Halloween and all that entails…like haunted houses, anyone?
|Ok, this one looks fun. I like the spider and the witch.|
There are several in the
area. First, the Karnival of Karnage…forever a frightening favorite. Days they’re in operation: October 31st and November 1st from 7pm to midnight. Held at the Rockford Fairgrounds. Boone County
Next up, the Fear Asylum. Although why anyone would willingly go to a place where you know you’re going to be chased by chainsaw wielding clowns, or be startled into screaming by something in the dark grabbing your ankle…well, no way. If you’re up for it, though, their hours are: 7 to 11 pm, October 29 & 30th, and 7pm to 12am on October 31st and November 1.
And of course, there’s the oldie but goodie, the Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America. What a fun place to be. If you're over 40, might want to think about having some sort of bladder protection. Six Flags Fright Fest is open Thursday October 30th from 6pm to 11pm, Friday October 31 from 5pm to 11pm, Saturday November 1 from 11am to midnight, and Sunday, November 2 from 11am to 9pm.
If you’re even thinking about going to one of these places, perhaps you need a cat scan of some sort. I’m not saying, I’m just saying. If I’m ever in the mood to be scared, I check prices on heartworm medication for the dog or open the electric bill or count how many days until Christmas. That usually does the trick for me and I’m breathing into a paper bag in no time.
However, I’m a little bit (a lotta bit) older than the kids who like to frequent haunted houses, so kids…go for it and have fun.