We arrived to a full house just after dark on Friday. Being the grown ups that we all are, we embarked in an intense game of Sardines. Basically it's Hide-and-Seek but in the pitch black, fumbling your way through rooms trying to find the "hider" and once you find said "hider," you join them until everyone is packed in like Sardines. The last person to find everyone is then declared the next hider. You sure get to know people when you are feeling your way around in the darkness.. Whoops- sorry about that!
Saturday morning, after an epic breakfast the group hiked the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park which was located just a few miles from where we were staying. We took a loop trail which got pretty sporty at times, scrambling over slippery moss covered boulders and ducking into dark caves- especially sporty carrying a baby in a Peanut Shell! We reached the main attraction- the natural bridge and set up a little picnic that we prepared. After lunch we enjoyed a much quicker exit (compared to the way in) from the park which was a clean dirt path neatly marked with wooden stairs!
My little trooper!
The whole group!So the anticipated night of the Murder Mystery Theater was upon us as we each had a role in the production! Our ghoulish transformations were complete and the party began! The crime scene was set and a beautiful tablescape both captivated our attention and enticed our appetites!Round 1: Dinner was served and the prodding began as we tried to figure out who murdered Neville Aster-Night (the groom-to-be)! Everyone had motive and a link to the murder scene, so everyone was a suspect! The night continued and 3 more rounds passed when the case was cracked and the guilty party revealed! It was quite the spooky and festive experience!
Appetizers were served as the ghouls studies their parts
Riley the Flying Monkey making his best monkey face