Happy (Early) Halloween from Halloween Horror Nights 2009!
We were spooked, we were scared and we survived.
I believe it’s safe to say HHN this year was a success. 🙂
Halloween Horror Nights is a haunted, halloween themed event that Universal puts on every October. I’ve gone almost every year as far as back as I can remember. It’s really fun to see a whole different side to the park and its a nice nice break from the regular theme park protocol. (You can read last year’s adventure here)
The gates opened at 7:00, but we opted to head in a little later and stopped at the wonderful Pizza Fusion for dinner before heading in.
I love this place, I just wish it wasn’t so far away.
Pizza Fusion prides itself on fresh organic ingredients and local suppliers. Even the Red Pale Ale I had last night was brewed locally at the Orlando Brewing Company. In fact the only beers they had on tap were all local!
I asked for goat cheese instead of the trio cheese mix and added roasted eggplant. I split the large with Derek.
This piece x3.
As always the pizza was great. The multigrain crust was lighter then air, the topping had a little sweetness to them and the chicken tasted fresh and fabulous.
Two Thumbs Up!
On the way into Universal I was hoping to try the seasonal Pumpkin flavor at TCBY and was very disappointing when they didn’t have it. Instead I ordered a small Peanut Butter cone.
The rest of the evening was a great Halloween Horror Nights adventure!
We saw a lot of Haunted Houses…
Got Lucky with short lines…
And I ran into some co-workers from work…
We squeezed every minute we could out of the night and didn’t end up getting home until 2:30am!! I can’t remember the last time I stay up that late.
Despite the late bed time, I still managed to get out of bed at 6:45am for my 10 miler this morning. Yes, I know I’m crazy.
On the way out the door I fueled up with a Mojo Mountain Mix Bar.
Surprisingly my run wasn’t bad at all. With my lack of sleep and later then usual start I was expecting the 10 miles to be torture, but they weren’t at all. I stayed in the shade and finished 10 miles in 1:41.
In fact when I was finished I still felt wide awake and ready to conquer my day. I do fully intend it to me at full force later though. 😉
When I made it back to the apartment all I wanted was a smoothie.
In the blender:
- Frozen Berries
- 1/2 packet Amazing Grass
- 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
- 1 cup Milk
- 1/2 tablespoon Chis Seeds
With the smoothie a blast from my childhood.
Toast sprinkled with Cinnamon and Sugar. Sometimes you just have to eat what you crave. 🙂
I still have a TON to do this weekend, so I better get on it!
Have a great Saturday!!!