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Pumpkin carving...while watching Ghostbusters, of course.


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The final countdown...


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It's that spooky time of year, the time when the after world and all its haunts is only thinly veiled and the passage between more easily traversed. It's the time of year for visiting with the past. Detroit has a lot of past, and hopefully a lot of future, too. We sandwiched a bit of that future between two enticing slices of past today—a tour of Ford's original plant, dinner at an up-and-comer, and a ghost walk at historic Fort Wayne.

It was the perfect day for it, and not just the date, situated ideally close to Halloween, but also the weather, which, while chilly, held just the perfect hint of rain to add a sense of the gothic to our plans, and a rich emotion to the photos. The tour at the plant was thoroughly enjoyable, and very informative, then dinner was warm and delicious—an experience as much as a meal, and one I'd willingly recommend. But the ghost tour at the fort was on odd cherry on top of our day. While the opening video was again enjoyably informative, the ensuing walk was less a tour and more a strange introduction to ghost hunting. Though I think we had all expected something on par with the entertainment at Greenfield Village's Hallowe'en Nights, the long stretches spent trying to communicate with "the other side" was made far more interesting than it sounds by the spookiness inherent in both the weather and the abandoned feeling of the historic fort.

All said it was delightfully exhausting, and, in the end, perfect.