Four days until I’m off on another adventurous 5K weekend. “Adventurous” as I’m taking a chance on a hotel found through researching Expedia and Yelp, which hotel is supposedly 11 minutes away from the event (Crazy Tutu Ugly Necktie 5K), near Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and next door to a wax museum – so there’s plenty to do before … and after the race if I’m not all stiff and sore and can still walk.
I had really good luck with the hotel I booked for 4th of July, but I’m not sure about this one. The online photos of the room depict “neat, clean, tidy”, but the carpet and furniture read “old … outdated”.
Also “adventurous” as the location for the event is a walking path I’ve never raced on before, which unfamiliarity tends to slow me down, plus it’s in Creek Park, which is purported to be haunted – not by one, but by TWO incorporeal visitors.
The story goes that park neighbors and late night visitors to the park have either “seen or heard the specter of a little girl across an old wooden bridge, right on top of a stair case full bush on its sides and where the dusty and lonely trail extends. Allegedly the spirit seems to recreate the moment in which she loses sight of her mother and nervously starts calling for her. While some people claims to have heard her echoing and worried voice through the bridge, others say they have seen her shape but never her face or extremities. She stands still. The park is too dark to see how she looks or what she’s wearing, but the moment you hear her you will know she belongs to the nonliving.”
The story goes on to say, “Not enough with the creepy sightings of a little girl, other say that near to her location you can also encounter the spirit of a hooded man who makes his walk toward the squeaky bridge. To finalize, many witnesses believe that these two souls were the victims of alleged satanic ritual that were held at the recreational area back in the 80’s, and that they are trying to prevent visitor from something sinister that happened to them.”
That’s some scary stuff and anything is possible, so the possibility of ghostly encounters gives me the incentive to NOT end up behind the pack at the near dead last position, as in that last race, or worse … THE dead last position. Curiously though, I’m intrigued by the story enough that I will be slowing to snap photos if I happen to see something that looks like a “stair case full bush on its sides and where the dusty and lonely trail extends”.
Lastly, I finished Tutu No. 5 — the tie dye one.
It fits the race description of “crazy tutu” and it makes me smile, so I’m like 90 percent sure it’s my final answer. There is, however, a 10% chance, I’ll switch at the last minute back to my original choice – the patriotic one.
I don’t ever recall being this indecisive … or indecisive at all. Which one do YOU like best?