Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall Fun: Wine Fest & Howl-o-Scream

 We just had the perfect fall weekend in Hampton Roads! The weather was gorgeous — a little hot on Saturday, but brisk on Sunday — and on top of all that, Holly came to visit! We spent Saturday reveling at the fall Wine Fest, sharing bottles with our pals and also with strangers we just met. That's how you roll at Wine Fest. Holly brought a pumpkin bundt cake that was so popular with the group beside us, they literally chanted her name.

It was just about as picturesque as could be (this is outside Nauticus, a naval history museum that owns a WWII battleship).

 On Sunday, we trekked out to Busch Gardens Williamsburg for Howl-o-Scream, BG's amazing Halloween transformation from family-friendly park to a celebration of all things spooky. I love that BG goes all out for its seasonal attractions, and the decorations are half the fun.

 At night, these pumpkins are lit to become creepy jack o'lanterns dangling in the sky. So good! They also pump fog through the entire park and have costumed actors wander around jumping out at people. They have several haunted houses throughout the park and the set design is truly incredible. Us jittery girls are hoarse from screaming!

Posing with my new main man, Frankenstein. All in all, it was the perfect fall weekend, but it just got me more psyched for Christmas Town!

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