Monday, October 31, 2011

Zombies Invade Phoenix


As you know Sharon and I (Liz and Stella), along with some friends, participated in Phoenix's 2011 Zombie Walk.  We gathered in a park in downtown Phoenix along with almost 4000 other zombies, food (humans), and ghostbusters helping the zombie police to keep things from running amuck. I have picked some of the best zombie pictures to show you.  Some people did such a fantastic job putting on their best zombie faces. 














Fred Flintstone

Elvis


We found Waldo.

Happy Halloween

Have a fun and safe day and night.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Phoenix Zombie Walk 2011

We had a great time joining all the thousands of other zombies walking around the streets of downtown Phoenix.  Here is one of the videos I took.  I need to got through my many pictures and will posting some of the best of the zombies who were out causing havoc on the streets of my city.  Of course Liz and Stella, our zombie housewives, were out there joining in on the fun too.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hidden in the Corn Maze


Send in five goofy women in a dark corn maze and you just never know what you will find.  This is what it was like inside.

Don't mess with these ladies....muhahaha!

Lots of corn stalks.

Hum, resting or.....

Interesting, there is corn in the corn maze.

Sunset

Children of the Corn

Creepy shadow person.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Down on the Farm


Along with the haunting corn maze, and wonderful pumpkin patch, Schnepf Farms had many other fun things to offer.  The smell of BBQ resonated all over the place with some of the best chili around making our mouths water.  After eating our delicious dinner, we wandered around the farm to see the sites.  There were rides for the little kiddies and some for us bigger kiddies too.  There was farm animals in pens and some we could pet.  We walked down the main drag where a person's sweet tooth would start aching with delight.  There was a candy store and others with homemade treats.  We had a great time scaring ourselves and others in the corn maze, cruising on the hayride, and eating the Italian ice right before leaving for home.  All and all, we had a blast at Schnepf Farms.


I had to get my face painted with a black widow.

goofball


the pig run (wee wee wee, all the way home)






I found a pair I liked. (tee hee)

Deer seen on the hayride.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch at Night

The pumpkin patch is beautiful to look at by day, but I like the way it looked at night even more.  It had a bit of an eerie look to it.  The first couple of pictures were taken with a flash but the last two were shot with no flash, using the natural light.  Those are my favorites because they have a moody/Halloween look to them.




Sunday, October 23, 2011

Terror in the Corn Maze

We had way too much fun running around in the dark corn maze at Schnepf Farms.  Here is one of the crazy videos I made with my night vision camera.  I still need to work out the bugs when using it.  I forgot to shut it off midway through, but it just shows what crazy fun ladies we are, haha!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Back to the Haunted Corn Maze


It is that time of year again.  Sharon and I are headed back to Schnepf's Farm and their haunted corn maze.  This time we plan to find that phantom ghost hiding in the maze and hopefully scare him before he scares us.  Be looking for more photos and stories. 




Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kirkland and the Haunted Bar


Around 25 miles southwest of Prescott, Arizona, sits a tiny community of Kirkland. This “unincorporated” community does have a post office along with the Kirkland Bar & Steakhouse Hotel. On October 1, 1998, the store and hotel’s building was put on the National Register of Historic Places.



Kirkland was named after William H. Kirkland who came to the valley in 1863 with his wife Missouri and children. William was a farmer and was the first to raise barley from the grounds of Yavapai County. He was also a miner and with his 16 horses and workers of approximately 30 men, he found many nuggets of gold. Five years after moving to the valley which now bears their name, Kirkland moved his family to Phoenix.


Sometime in the 1880’s, the Rudy family moved to Kirkland and built a place where stagecoaches can stop and the weary riders can rest. In 1894, Thomas Earnhart built a store where the Kirkland Bar and Steakhouse now stand. This store not only sold merchandise for all the miners and ranchers living in the area, but also served as a post office.


There are many stories about the bar and steakhouse about it being haunted. Some say the ghost of Mary wanders around the place. Who is Mary, no one seems to know. My friend took many pictures inside the bar; saw the flash go off and the picture on the camera’s screen. However, when she got home, all the pictures were blank. Hum, she was curious and went back to the bar. After taking many pictures again, all were blank except one. This picture had a ghostly figure of a woman on it.


The mystery of Mary and the blank photos is only one story I heard about the bar. Apparently in the basement is a safe built in the walls and a tunnel leading to the post office next door. The safe has never been opened no matter how many have tried to crack it. They even brought the best safe-crackers in, but none of them could access it. Some say the ghost of Mary is protecting whatever is inside and will never allow it to be opened.


The underground tunnels lead from the bar to the post office. The tunnels were used by soiled doves to hide from the law. Whenever the sheriff raided the place, the women would evade the law and run into the tunnels to hide in the post office. The tunnels are still there, but filled in.


I told Sharon about the bar, its ghost stories, and she wants to visit it. We want to get the straight story about the ghosts and the mysterious safe in the basement. We are planning another trip to Vulture Mine and then to Prescott. Since Kirkland between the two places, we will definitely stop there. I will do a post on our findings.