Posted in Holiday, News

After The Apocalypse

Bishop has allowed myself, Mr. C. Cow, and Marslean to decorate the equipment company for Halloween this year. I was up for just throwing out a few decorated pumpkins, a bucket of candy, and then calling it a day. Marslean said we just needed some spooky lights. Mr. C. Cow wasn’t into just putting up decorations. He wanted to go with a theme for this years ornamentation. This years theme is…..drum roll please…

After The Apocalypse….Now What???!??

I’m really digging Mr. C. Cow’s idea that, once the end of the world is done with it’s ending and what-not, it’s time to start thinking about getting a job. A ghouls gotta pay the rent. A zombie needs to bring home the brains. Ghosts need to brush up on their skills to excel at their careers. This was a decorating job that we were ready to tackle!

If scary individuals needed a job after armageddon then the equipment company is perfect. Slap a hard hat on a ghost and get to moving that steamroller!

Never Run Over Your Co-Workers!!

If you had a love of the food industry before the annihilation of the universe it doesn’t mean you can’t get a job serving customers delicious items afterwards. So what if you’re a little deformed and your arms have turned into sharp objects. You can do it!

May I Take Your Order?

Mr. C. Cow has a knack for getting creative when it comes to any holiday. Halloween is no exception. I hope everyone will visit and enjoy what fun he’s cooked up this year!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

From October 25th – November 3rd the Linden Road Community in Second Life is doing a Halloween tour that will allow you to visit various mainland spots along the highway for some spooky fun. We are taking part in this years fun so please be sure to visit us at Tealeaf Equipment before it’s too late!

You can also go across the street to our Route 11 Rest Stop to check out the small but not as scary decorations.

Wooo…Scary Candy Corn….Wooooo….

Don’t know what Second Life is? You can find out right here!

More information on the Linden Road Community Halloween Tour can be found right here! (You can also look for the group in-world in Second Life for more information!)

Posted in Holiday, Tourist Attraction

Randomly Heard

Mr. C. Cow wanted to go have a bit of fun. We all like to have some of that sweet enjoyment action. Being Fall, I recommended an apple orchard. It was met with a “Nope”. Autumn festival was a clear “nay”. Before I got the words “leaf hike” out of my mouth it was already nixed. Mr. C. Cow had a plan. A plan that involved rides and (of course) the promise of cotton candy. We were on our way to a harvest festival.

I enjoy a good harvest festival. Eating a caramel apple while staring at giant pumpkins is a pretty good way to pass the time. While I am one to peruse various local newspapers to make a solid gameplay, Mr. C. Cow likes to go off of the whole “I heard it from a friend of a friend who randomly heard there was a festival while riding the bus”. I don’t recommend using this method to find anything in this world but, being as excited as he was, I decided to roll with it. What could possibly go wrong?

A Lot Can Go Wrong!

Seeing a giant broken doll thing greeting us at a festival doesn’t scream “Fall Fun”! It tells me that I’m in for broken rides, rotten pumpkins, and the possibility of food poisoning. Mr. C. Cow was visibly distraught over the whole “friend of a friend” tip not working out. How does one fix the issue of showing up at a carnival that is a little lacking in the merrymaking department? Well…Mr. C.’s answer is to ask a random stranger if they knew what had happened.

This Doesn’t Look Promising!

As one would expect when asking a random individual on the side of the road in the middle of a broken down carnival we got a lot of answers. Just kidding! We got nowhere. Poor Mr. C. Cow! I hope he learned that “friend of a friend random bus guy” information isn’t the best way to achieve things. Don’t worry! I promised that I would fix his lack of rides and fun situation by researching my way to a fun fall festival.

I also found a carry out a little ways away where he was able to get a frozen apple slush thing. When life hands you broken ferris wheels it can sometimes be fixed with slush things.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Photos taken in Second Life by…yup…me!

Second Life Location: Everwinter (M)

News! I wanted to let everyone know that the Linden Roads Community in Second Life is doing an Annual Mainland Tour for Halloween this year. This will take you down various Linden roads (in Second Life) to multiple spooky locations. The tour will start on October 25rd and run though November 3rd. When it starts I will share more information with you but for now you can come see what we’re trying to build at our place, Tealeaf Equipment On Route 11. (I’ll share links and info as I receive it!)

Posted in Food, Holiday, Tourist Attraction

Free Candy Month

Mr. C. Cow likes to refer to the month of October as “Free Candy Month”. Halloween only lasts one day but Mr. C. likes to dress up every day of the month and search out complimentary confections. So far he’s dressed up as a cheerleader, an astronaut, and a hoof model. (He just went around showing people his hoofs. I call it “costume cheating” he calls it “hoof model”.)

When one searches out freebie sweets it takes a lot of reading local newspapers and checking out social media for Halloween festivals, parties, and shindigs. While sipping his coffee, Mr. C. Cow found a haunted neighborhood trick or treat to check out. I, barely, got to drink a half a cup before he was mooing about how we needed “To get on the road and get that candy!”. I offered to buy him a candy bar at a gas station but was informed that was “missing the whole point of “Free Candy Month”!!! Can’t argue with that logic.

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Excuse me tiny skeleton but can you point me in the direction of free candy?

I have to admit that his zest for not paying for sweets isn’t without its hard work. Not only does he have to do the research to find candy locations there is much costume planning. (Today Mr. C. is dressed as a “Produce Stand Proprietor”.) If he was to apply this zest in other aspects of his life (sweeping the camper, finish his one cow play, etc.) then he would be unstoppable.

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Thank you for the complimentary sweets pumpkin head skeleton dude!

I’m hopeful that I can get him to only eat one free candy a day instead of an entire bag of candy corn. (Candy corn is not real corn!) Meh…what can you do? He’s happy, I’m happy to watch his happiness, and the costumes he comes up with are, admittedly, creative. Can’t wait to see what he wears tomorrow!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Photos taken in Second Life by…..me!

Second Life Location: Halloween Haunted House (M)

Posted in Holiday, Tourist Attraction

Structural Integrity Gum

One of the worst situations one can run into while driving a camper is a bridge out. What makes it worse is a bridge out while it’s foggy. Even worse than that is a cow driving the camper while his hoofs are sticky because he decided to blow a giant bubble with his gum. The structural integrity of his bubble was on the shady side so, of course, it exploded everywhere.  Pure anxiety nightmare fuel.

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Well this isn’t good……

Before allowing Mr. C. Cow to attempt to turn an enormous camper around, in the fog, next to a bridge out, we had to pull over and deal with this tacky gum situation. Did you know that wet wipes aren’t ideal cleaning tools for gummy hoofs? They don’t work optimally unless you use an entire container of them.

(*Note To Self* Pick up more wet wipes and less gum.)

After we got Mr. C. all cleaned up it was time to maneuver a humongous recreation vehicle in a space the size of a compact car parking spot. I closed my eyes when he started backing up, turning a tiny bit, moving forward, and so forth for thirty minutes. I might have sweated out of my eyes a little due to how hot it was in the camper. (It wasn’t tears of fear! It was sweat I tell ya! SWEAT!!) Backwards. Turn a little bit. Forward then back again. When was this camper going to get turned around? Will we survive and not fall off the edge?

We survived. There would be no postcard if we hadn’t gotten turned around and went over the edge. Huzzah for living! Mr. C. Cow is an excellent backer upper who, after many years of practice (and a few run over fences) has excelled in his driving skills.

Thankfully, we were on our way down the road, away from the broken bridge and spooky fog. I’m grateful to Mr. C. for his driving but not too grateful for his bubble blowing skills. Maybe he should work on that.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Photo Taken By Yours Truly In Second Life

Second Life Location: Silent Hill Experience Halloween Hunt (M)

The hunt is going on from now till November 1st.

 

Posted in Holiday, Tourist Attraction

Watermelon-Ween 2016

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Halloween this year!!

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This year Mr. C. Cow and I decided not to wear matching costumes. Last year we went as salt and pepper. While I thought he was talking about the spices (I dressed up as a salt shaker) he showed up as some sort of pop/rap star thing. This year I came as a martini glass complete with a really nice olive hat I made myself. Mr. C. Cow showed up with a watermelon on his head. Ends up that it wasn’t on purpose as he was attempting to eat a watermelon and kinda got his head stuck in it. Instead of Moo-ing for help he made the best of his situation and chewed eye, nose, and mouth holes in the thing. When I asked him what he called his costume he said “Farmers Market Produce”. Not only is Mr. C. Cow always the cheerful one no matter what he sure is creative!

We hope that you all had a wonderful holiday filled with frights, chills, scares, and lots of free candy. You can’t go wrong with free candy!

“Tipsy” Cerulean 

Posted in Tourist Attraction

Doom Hike

Mr. C. Cow and I decided to take a night hike the other day. Try to find some nocturnal animals like an owl or two. Have a conversation with a bat. After this last night hike I have decided that Mr. C. Cow is no longer allowed to pick the path we take. At least until he figures out that not all paths are good paths.

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Well…that doesn’t scream “Fun Hike”.

You cannot, seriously, feel that walking down a path lined with nothing but forbidding darkness, a feeling of certain destruction, and some sort of weird crying statues is a good idea.

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Really Mr. C. Cow?

He was just humming away trying to do some sort of funky owl call (It mostly involved a lot of “Mooo Hooooo….Mooo Hooo” sounds. Do cow owls exist?). Having a grand old time. Not thinking about the fact that we were walking into some really scary looking places in the middle of nowhere.

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You SERIOUSLY want me to walk around that? 

I can understand how some people (and cows) can look at things and positively spin it no matter how it might look to others. What I can’t understand is how an individual (Mr. C. Cow in particular) can look at a path full of weeping, broken statues, and think it’s the best place to look for nocturnal animals that won’t try to eat you.

Halfway through our doom hike we came to a large body of water that was full of skeletons trying to get out. I’m running around in circles making an “Ahhh Ahh Ahhhhhh!!!!” sound while Mr. C. Cow pays them no mind. He just thinks the water got too cold to swim in so they were exiting to dry off.

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I don’t think they own towels. 

The last straw in our hike of pure terror was when Mr. C. Cow stopped to ask a large sea creature for directions to the nearest snack bar. They were nice enough but it seemed to me that every time we turned around to look in the direction they were pointing a tentacle would attempt to grab us. Mr. C. Cow thought they just had a mind of their own. I just thought they had a mind to grab us and plunge us into an underwater grave.

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Snack Bars That Way!

Somehow, against all odds, we made it safely back to the camper. Somehow Mr. C. Cow was able to find a nice snack bar. I can appreciate someone who sees the glass as half full but his chipper optimism sometimes borders on dangerous. Next time we go on a hike I’m picking the trail.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Second Life Location: Calas Galadhon’s ‘Neverland’ (M)

Open until Halloween so visit before it’s gone!

Posted in Camping, Holiday, Nature, Tourist Attraction

Haunting On The Lake

Every year Mr. C. Cow and I stop the camper at the Twin Lakes State Park in Virginia and take a few days to help them set up their “Haunting On The Lake”. It’s a really scary haunted trail you can hike for two days during the month of October.

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Last  year when we stopped to help get the trail ready Mr. C. Cow tried spray painting his tongue glow in the dark instead of the scary object he was suppose to paint. I QUICKLY stopped him and informed him that paint goes on a scary object. Not on a tongue. He was really disappointed that he could not make his tongue glow. I’ve been trying to find him some sort of non-toxic tongue paint this year but it has proved to be difficult. He’s just going to have to wear glow in the dark hairspray or cow hide spray or whatever.

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SPOOKY Picture We Took Last Year While Peeping At People Across The Lake.

This year we haven’t had any mishaps with spray paint (We didn’t let him have any.) but he did try to lick all of the hay bales. It’s hard to tell a cow they can’t lick hay but have to use it as decoration. Using hay as decorating material???!!!???  It does not compute in a cows brain.

What we did find is that Mr. C. Cow does a wonderful job of carrying equipment around. He, also, is really handy with an electric drill. If there was things to drill he was there like some sort of Halloween decorating super hero.

We can’t wait to see how everyone loves this years haunted trail. Mr. C. Cow is especially excited as he is planning on dressing as a human being. I’m not exactly sure how he’s going to pull this off but I’m curious to see how he does. Hopefully Mr. C. Cow doesn’t lick any hay bales while people are watching.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

This is a REAL thing that is put on every year at Twin Lakes State Park in Virginia. (Click on the park name for their webpage and more info about the park.) Mr. C. Cow and I HIGHLY recommend that you visit if you are in the area. We help out/go every year and it’s always a lot of scary fun!

It runs from October 21st-22nd 2016. 

The trail is open from 6pm-10pm Friday And Saturday 

There is also a fall festival to go with the haunted trail on Saturday October 22nd that runs from Noon-4pm. It’s a great thing to take smaller children to that don’t want to get scared by the haunted trail.

I would like to give a big thank you to those that work really hard each year to put this on. Thank you!

There is a Friends Of Twin Lakes Facebook page you can check out as well if you have any questions or would like to stay informed.