When Rena was about seven months pregnant with Regi, we took a trip to Mammoth Cave. It was to be our last getaway before KIDS. We went to the wax museum. We rode the Alpine Slide. We toured the cave. Then we went to our very first Haunted House. We thought we would never find our way out. When Rena gets hurt or scared, she generally starts laughing. Did I mention she was seven months pregnant? Who knew that we should have packed the Depends?!
While we are on the haunted house subject, there is a nice one in Wisconsin Dells. That's where we found ourselves on family vacation a few years ago. Momma went down the swimming pool slide for her first and last time. Her sunglasses floated to the top before she did! But, that's another story. We walked downtown to the haunted house. BJ had his cool new T-shirt with an eagle on the front. Famous last words have a way of coming back to haunt...Before going in to the scary place, he pointed to his eagle and said, "This thing isn't scared of anything!" Fortunately, he was a lot smaller than he is now, or he would have killed me hanging on to my neck like that on the way through the house!
Oh, yeah, Dave H. and the CRAZY cat. There I was, peacefully sleeping in our Dayton house soon after we were married. The phone rang. It was the Hilligoss household, located just a few blocks away. It seems that a CAT had gotten into Dave and Connie's bedroom in the middle of the night, and they needed assistance. In minutes we were there to find Dave chasing something around the bedroom. To be quite honest with you, I never did see that cat. I think he was hallucinating. No, I'm kidding. That stupid cat was crazy and running berserk all over the place. It was under the bed and then in the window behind the curtains. That was when we all thought we were crazy, because when Dave moved the curtains there was NO cat! It appeared from somewhere, and Dave clubbed it with a crutch that he kept handy to beat Connie into submission when necessary. Were we scared? No, we were brave throughout the whole ordeal!
One last thing...If you are looking for a pleasant evening, and you are in Gatlinburg, I recommend Ripley's Haunted Adventure. You can relax on the walk through the old Grimms and Reaper Mortuary. I think they have Depends for sale across the street at the drugstore.