Fright at the Fort

Every year we make sure to spend one fun, unique, Halloween themed day with the kids. Last year we took a haunted train ride. The year before we did the zombie walk together. This weekend we went to Lower Fort Garry for their Fright at the Fort event. It was my brothers 29th birthday and my Mom and Dad came too. It was buuuuusssssyyyyyy … but after the initial shock of long lineups, we really enjoyed our afternoon. It was the perfect setting for some classic Halloween fun.

I took my DSLR out, brushed off the dust, and practiced in the varied lighting situations and crowded rooms, catching quick memorable moments without missing much (besides a hand full of peeled grapes or cold cooked spaghetti). Hope you enjoy the look at our day through my lens!

Kids were told to choose ingredients to add to the cauldron.

Kids were told to choose ingredients to add to the cauldron.

Eve taking her turn stirring the witches brew.

Eve taking her turn stirring the witches brew.

Historical details - in mourning, people used to cover their mirrors.

Historical details - in mourning, people used to cover their mirrors.

My favourite touch was when the kids had their palms read by the local fortune teller. Eve's palm revealed her intelligence and talent. Luke's showed happiness, marriage and a comfortable future. 

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After the dinner bell rang, we had a snack of fresh bannock and jam before heading back to the present. Seeing as this might be our last warm weather day of the year, I'm feeling pretty happy that we made the most of it. I'm also really glad I put the iPhone to rest and brought the real camera. I've been lazy lately but looking at these photos, I remember why it's worth the extra effort. These days are my favourites. How great it is that I can look back and remember them so clearly through photos like this. I suggest the practice wholeheartedly! 

Hobby photographer, traveler, maker, vintage curator, mother, blogger.