What a beautiful and eventful month October was. We weathered Hurricane Sandy, had Halloween, Genesis Council went to Six Flags for Fright Fest and Parent’s Weekend showed a massive flood of excited families making their way through a weekend with their cadets. The highlight had to be my grandmother coming up to finally meet my beautiful “adoptive” family after the football game. Seriously, there’s nothing better than seeing both groups of people that I love finally getting to catch up over dinner.
About a week after that, Genesis Council took a trip up to Six Flags New England in Massachusetts. The best part, besides the rides and the haunted woods was watching their costume-clad employees chase people around—myself included (too many times to count actually). I mean when I say those employees were chasing people, I mean they were not playing around! They were dead sprinting after people with chainsaws and stuff. Haha! So as a little heads up, wear some good running shoes if you ever decide to go to a Fright Fest event. Better yet, shoes without laces because you can not afford to stop to ties those shoes!
Speaking of being in character, I volunteered in the Haunted Clinic held for cadets and the New London community held here at the Academy. Fully clad in my ghostly face paint and scrubs, I joined the rest of the cadets, clinic and other staff to put on a showcase of zombie apocalypse, contorted bodies and strange creatures. After I had a good laugh at that, I ventured down to Leamy where a continuous movie night was being held after the trick-or-treating earlier that evening. Needless to say the screams continued while we watched Nightmare on Elm Street and The Devil Inside. All in all, it was a great conclusion to the month.
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