The Arboretum here is absolutely fabulous! The grounds are vast and extensive. Although I’ve already been twice, I’ve barely scratched the surface in visiting all the grounds.
The first time I went, I was feeling adventurous. I made it out of the house with both kids relatively early. We parked easily and didn’t have to wait in line. We went straight for the Pecan Grove in which was set up like a village made of pumpkins, gourds, hay, etc. It was magical!
The kids were so cute and I snapped a ton of great pics in which they were both looking at the camera – AWESOME! Mission accomplished! So, when we got home and I discovered every single one of my pictures was white and NOTHING turned out, I had to say, “are you kidding me?”
Yep, I had the camera on the wrong setting so nothing (I mean NOTHING) turned out.
A couple weeks later I got over my complete flub and we headed out again. This time I made sure the camera was charged, setting was set and that the picture actually came out after a test shot. Ready. It was crazy crowded but we persevered and came out with some really cute pictures!
We were also able to trick or treat in our new hood. When people told us to expect 2,000 kids, they weren’t lying. I’ve never seen a whole neighborhood rally around Halloween like East Kessler. Each house out-did the other. There were tons of kids and it was a perfect night for trick or treating.
Also, what I’m learning is that it’s next to impossible to get a 10 month old and a 3 year old to look at the camera at the same time.
Happy Halloween from our parrot and pirate. Arrrghh!