Haunted Mansions & Puddles of ((Delicious)) Grease!
May 23, 2012 8:27 pm
Updated: May 24, 2012 6:12 am
Whew, it's been a busy week! Tonight I will gather my things up and get ready to head to my next host; I'm super excited and really hope I get there before Memorial Day so I don't get stuck in a UPS hub all weekend! I've been helping CookinBug plan their
annual Memorial Day weekend cookout... . Sounds like it's going to be quite the party!
CookinBug and Mr. CookinBug took me to the world famous
Raven's Grin Inn, which is several blocks away from their house. All I can say is YIKES!!! To say it is a haunted house is a severe understatement! I pulled my chef's hat over my eyes for a good majority of the hour long tour! The 19th Century 16+ room
mansion is open for tours 365 days a year and is said to actually be haunted. The owner, who evens lives in the house, claims his first wife left him because of all the paranormal activity. She said the ghosts would pull her hair every time she went
into the wine cellar! Eeeek! I didn't see any ghosts, but like I said, I was covering my eyes a lot! There is no photography allowed inside, but trust me... this is no ordinary haunted house! I'll be having nightmares for weeks!
To ease my mind after the haunted house, we went to another famous place... Manny's Pizza! I was expecting pizza-pizza ... like Italian-ish pizza... I was wrong! Manny's pizza is like no other; there's really no way to describe it. Well, except for two words:
GREASY and AMAZING! CookinBug says that people come from all over the country for the pizza and tacos at Manny's. She was scared I'd get a broken arm if I went in with them because it was so busy, so I decided to take a cat nap in the car! Remember when I
said it was greasy... check out the bottom of the pizza box! It's so delicious that you don't even care that your arteries are hardening instantly! CookinBug says she's never, ever heard of anyone who tried Manny's pizza and didn't love it!
The next day we went to the Mississippi Palisades State Park after CookinBug got off work. It's a huge park that pretty much sits on top of bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. It's full of hiking trails and places that you
can walk out on so you can look out over the river (and down at the railroad tracks waaayyyy below!). Good thing I'm not scared of heights! Check out my next blog for pictures of that adventure!