Carl and I spent Saturday night celebrating our 1st Wedding Anniversary! We call it our eight-one anniversary, because the 27th of October marks 8 years since our first date. I sill remember it like it was yesterday. He picked me up in his mom's car because he had an old Belair and it didn't have seat belts and he wanted me to feel comfortable. After changing clothes 100 times I settled on a pair of tan and red plaid pants which he loved on me...I wish I still had them even though I wouldn't fit in them anymore. We went to the Olive Garden for dinner and then went to Morris Costumes for their annual Haunted House in Charlotte,NC. It was the first haunted house I'd been to since elementary school. We had a great time and I think I knew I would marry him after that first night.
We made a tradition of going to a haunted house almost every year after that. It was only fitting that for our honeymoon last year that we went to the ultimate haunted attraction- Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights in Florida. It was during our honeymoon that we decided to fast track our move to California. Of course, the only way to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary was to go to Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Night in California!
We started our evening by eating at Wolf Gang Puck's restaurant located in City Walk at Universal Studio's. We got mushroom soup served mini mugs courtesy of the chef...Carl liked it, but I am not a fan of mushrooms. I ordered the Chicken Alfredo with pea's and bacon while Carl indulged in a Fillet of Beef served over roasted potato's. We topped it off with Creme Brulee and fresh berries! Yum!
Once inside the park we headed over to some of the haunted mazes. Our first stop was the Friday the13th house that features dozens of "Jason's" that popped out all over the place and gave me a few good screams!
This was us waiting patiently in line for 50 minutes just to enter one of the mazes.What you can't see are the hundreds of other people that surrounded us. Standing in those lines kind of feels like a cattle call...but it was worth it. We did a lot of talking during our waits which is always nice.
It was almost a full moon that night- creepy!
Carl was most excited to see the Psycho house located on Universal's back lot tour. He was going to be happy just to ride the Terror Tram past it, but then it stopped and the gates opened and we actually got to get of the tram and walk through the haunted woods and right up close to the actual house! He was like a kid in a candy store!
We were getting a little sleepy waiting in the lines. The 3D glasses were intended for the Rob Zombie maze, but at midnight we were too tired to stay in line any longer so we snapped a picture with our glasses on and hopped out of line to head home.
We got really goofy on the way out of the park and decided to take a few more photo's with some of the props. Carl enjoyed the sexy Freddy girl the most...I told him not to get any idea's because I am NOT dressing up like that for Halloween!
Thank you for stopping by and sharing our special night with us. Thank you to my aunt, Roberta of Con-tain-it, for introducing me to Picasa to create these collages. I will be participating and linking to Mary at Little Red House Mosaic Monday for the first time! I am looking forward to creating more collages now! What do you think of my first attempt?