Halloween At the Haunted Woods


Happy Halloween everyone! So 2 weekends ago, I went camping with my family at the Hillsborough River State Park which is close to Tampa, FL for a Halloween adventure. This was their 3rd time going and my first time going. I heard about all the fun they had and how cool it was so I decided to tag along for one day. And they were right, it was so cool!


This was Hillsborough River State Park 25th year having this event. At the park, there was RV campers and tent campers and everyone decorated their site!  I was shocked at how amazing these sites looked.  For those of you who don’t camp, a site is your location of where you stay. People even decorated their golf carts. I got there on Saturday, the 21st, and that was the day of trick or treating. There were so many people. So not only do the kids who stay at the campgrounds get to trick or treat but anyone is invited. They had trollery to take the visitors around to get lots and lots of candy. It was so much fun handing out candy to the kids and some of the parents as well.  There was also a hunted house out there.

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For next year check out your local state park to see if they do anything for Halloween for some family fun. The Hillsborough River State Park usually celebrates Halloween a week or two weeks before Halloween. If they do and you want to camp out there make sure you might want to book now. At this park my family books about a year in advance because it gets booked so fast.

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Hope you have Happy Halloween! What you did for Halloween. What did you dress up as?


Peace & Love -Joniamac

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Summer Vacation​​: Pigeon Forge, TN.



This year vacation, my family and I went back to Pigeon Forge, TN. This was our 5th time back. Usually, we rent out a cabin but this year we brought our RV, along with family friends. We stayed at the KOA which was awesome. It was right next to the strip where everything is at, so we got to everywhere within 5-10 minutes, it was behind the Old Mill area and a park so we were able to walk over there. There was a pool, a general store (where you can get snacks, drinks, they even had souvenirs), a laundry mat, and bikes to rent, wifi, and much more. If you don’t have a camper, they do have cabins you can rent out.

Day 1:

We got there on Saturday afternoon. We set up the camper/campsite, went to dinner and Walmart. Some mornings we would cook and then go out for that dinner or vice versa.


Day 2:

We walked over to the Old Mill. At the Old Mill, they have shops, restaurants, and the Old Forge Distillery where you can taste samples of moonshine. I am not a big drinker, to begin with, I did try a few flavors, and Moonshine is not for me.





For dinner, we went to Applewood Farmhouse (better known as Applebarn). First, the scenery is gorgeous. The food there is so delicious. If you ever visit the Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg area this restaurant is a must. If you do take a trip to Applewood make sure you go on a very empty stomach. The restaurant is family style. With every meal is served with complimentary family serving of their Apple Fritters and homemade Apple Butter (the best part), Applewood Julep, a choice of homemade farmhouse soup or salad, and dessert. When you decide which meal you want, you also get a choice of two sides that you share with your group.


Day 3:

Our group of 9, we all traveled to Gatlinburg. There are so many things to do in Gatlinburg, there are shops, great restaurants, distilleries, attractions such as Ripley’s, white water rafting, enjoying the view on the Sky Lift, and so much more.

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Day 4:

Was a day of exploring nature. We drove through the Great Smoky Mountains and the view is just breathtaking. We also traveled through part of Cherokee, NC to visit the Mountain Farm Museum and the Oconaluftee River Trail.



Day 5:

My sister, our friend, and I went to The Island in Pigeon Forge which is a family fun eat, shop, play, and stay. My friend and I decided to get on The Wheel, a cute enclosed Ferris wheel. The Wheel was 200 feet high and it went around 6-8 times, I use to work at the Orlando Eye which is twice its size, I have to say I’ve been spoiled and I was a little judgemental. The ride was nice but it could have been better. We also checked out some of the shops on the strip.

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