This weekend we checked out haunted houses.  Through the magic of the Internet, a few creative and kind families put on a haunted house for the public.  On Saturday we went to the Cursi Haunted House in Concord.  We were ushered into the garage and seated by some pretty creepy creatures, and waiting our turn to enter.  Once inside a man in a space- suit was sprawled out on the floor.  I guess hazardous gas.  No I did not eat any bean burritos before entering.  Next thing I know the space man was grabbing our legs and got up and chased after us.  I grabbed big sis and threw her towards the space man and we ran out of the room into another room with hanging mummies.  Mean while the strobe lights are full force.  Next we entered into a colorful polka dot room, ooow pretty! A polka dot man came through the wall and scared the hee-bees out of me.  We walked out to an open space where a nurse was on a table with an electric saw dangling over her.  A doctor submerged from around the corner where a BBQ was taking place, a BBQ of body parts.  Yuk!  We were invited to part take, and given little packages of dental floss just in case parts got stuck in our teeth. A little boy in a scary costume gave us a poster of a horror movie.  All in all this was an excellent production.
On Sunday we went out to a Haunted House in Walnut Creek.  This one was out in the boonies, that was eerie being so dark and all.  I did not really want to go.  We walked up to the house and the family was not ready for us.  The father asked us to hold on and I just wanted to leave.  He came backed and asked us to come over so he could try out his guillotine on us, we declined. Then he proceeded to sharpen his ax on an electric sharper.  OK really creepy.  We watched his daughter enter a box and turn into a skeleton, dance and then turn into a skeleton.  Next, we were ushered into a room where there was a laboratory; it was very hard to see.  The man offered Chee a small beaker of liquid to drink.  Chee put it up to her lips and I almost had a cow.  Luckily she did not drink it.  The man told her to keep it, and use it.  It is a love potion.  Give it to the person you love and make sure after they drink it, you are the first person they look at.  Chee took the bottle.  How do you tell your teenage daughter to give the man back his stuff right in front of him? We fumbled through dark spaces tripping over stuff and all you hear was rustling then someone would jump out and scare you.  I was so glad when it was over.  It was not done very well, but it creeped the bee-gee-bers out of us.  They asked for money, which was weird, because the website said it was free and fun. (False advertising, not fun or free) We dropped what $ we had in our pocket and left really fast.  Yes, never to return.

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