Nestled in the Southern Rocky Mountains, in the north-central part of New Mexico lies a battlefield that is known as the Gettysburg of the West. While the bulk of the Civil War occurred east of the Mississippi River, there were a few skirmishes scattered throughout the rest of the country, but the largest took place at Glorieta Pass along the Santa Fe Trail, just east of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Continue reading →
While each of these places is probably already booked for this year, we decided to list them anyway so you can start making your spooky plans for next year. If you happen to have luck with any of these for this year, please leave a comment here and tell us of your experience. Some of these places were written about in previous months, so if you look over on the right side of the screen and click on the category called ‘haunted lodgings’ you’ll find out what’s in store for your stay. Continue reading →
For those of you who are looking for the lighter side of Halloween, I can tell you from experience that corn mazes are fun. There’s one about an hour north of where I live that a friend and I went to last year. They had a quiz that guided you through the maze. If you got the answer right, your turn was correct. If it was wrong, you got lost. There was also a lil cown train that rode around for the kidlets as well as a play area for them. Best of all was the pumpkin guns that you could pay to shoot off. They were fun too!!
I decided to dig up another list of 10 corn mazes around the country for your enjoyment:
I read through the entries on (The Customer is) Not Always Right on a daily basis and while catching up with the weekend entries this morning, I found this little gem. I was going to share it with the other gals on here via email, but then I realized it was too good to keep just among us.
(The Stanley Hotel is a very nice big hotel in town. It is known to be an inspiration to the book/movie “The Shining”. It is also known to be haunted, and even gives ghost tours.)
Customer: “I demand a refund.”
Assistant Manager: “I’m sorry, was there a problem with your room?”
Customer: “Yes! The ghosts in your hotel are mean. I demand a refund.”
Assistant manager: “I’m sorry, you have already stayed here and had every service our hotel has to offer. I cannot give you a refund. The hotel is known for being haunted, and I am sure you were aware of this going into your visit.”
One of the most chilling books I ever read when I first became interested in horror novels was “The Shining”. The premise of a large hotel, abandoned by everyone for the winter except a caretaker and his family set the stage for the insanity and murder that followed. Many years later, I discovered that the author, Stephen King, had stayed at a hotel right before they were about to close for renovations. The hotel was nearly empty, and King’s imagination was fueled to write the tale of terror.
The lodging in question was the Stanley Hotel, overlooking the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Continue reading →