The Terror Behind the Walls

After our Halloween Party on Friday, our little group headed down to check out the Terror Behind The Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary. Our tickets were for us to head into the prison between 10:00-10:30 but we got down to the city early for dinner/drinks and celebrations! Cheers to everyone’s life changes!

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Check out the Halloween decor at Urban Saloon. I love the candy corn mixed in with the candle! Such a cute touch! I started off with a beer. I told boyf I wanted “something pumpkin” and that’s what I got

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It was really dark inside. We totally couldn’t even read the menu!

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Literally the only light the table had was the candle’s glow! (and my camera flash going off every 5 seconds)

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Boyf and I split the crab cake sliders (which were awesome!) – they came with tater tots (which was random)

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Congrats to Noodles and Kate who are moving into together and getting a Jackson 2.0! Yay for new apartments and puppies!  🙂

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Kate, Jill and Me. 323 East Elm Street Love!   pics 059

Noodles and Boyf giving an imaginary cheers?? I think?

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Pretending to choke boyf to get him pumped for the Terror Behind the Walls! Muahahaha!

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More choking fun from the soon to be Mr & Mrs!

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After dinner and drinks we headed to our spot in line.

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The prison looks so eerie at night!

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Love from the couples in love!

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Dear Noodles, I had to post 1 embarrassing picture. Jackson made me do it!  Love, Leslie

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Getting ready and feeling brave!

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BOO! Did I scare you?? Did I mention is was 30 degrees and rainy in Philly on Friday when we did this?!?! Brrrr!

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The men folk freezing in line too!

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The actual tour is about 30 minutes. You walk through the prison and all these scary people jump out at you and scare the crap out of you. I like getting scared like that! I think its fun, and Halloween is right around the corner. The prison itself is so eerie and lots of crazy stuff has gone on behind the prison walls when it was up and running, you can’t help but think of ghosts and spirits and hauntings that have occurred! I am always just so impressed with the people that come and volunteer to be the ‘inmates,’ they are always so dedicated and having such a great time.

Check out this dude who has a actual hole in his chest.  Craziness.

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A good time was had by all! I love my Philly friends! 

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9 Comments

  • Reply Genesis October 19, 2009 at 3:28 am

    im such a scaredy cat that i wouldnt even dare go near that place even if it wasnt halloween. i pretty much stick to my couch on halloween, avoiding the scary people!

  • Reply Charm City Kim October 19, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I have friends going to this prison next weekend! I wanted to go with them but I have a stupid midterm. 🙁 Now I REALLY want to go!

  • Reply amanda October 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    that restaurant looks like so much fun! again, you and your cool places you go to!

    umm…the eastern state scares the bajezus out of me. i went a few years ago, and loved it…but soooo scaryy…and very creatively done!

  • Reply *Naomi* October 19, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    i am SUCH A baby when it comes to scary movies or haunted houses, that would scare me so much haha…I never liked the scary halloween costumes, I think i was scarred when I saw the Thriller music video when I was younger, I ran out of the room so fast and didn't go back in for the entire day!

    that restaurant looks so cute!!

  • Reply Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life October 19, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    In college a bunch of us headed to Philly to go.. We got really lost on the way there and ended up driving to Philly.. looking at it from the outside and turning around and heading home.. Ever since then I have horrors of driving to Philly.. hehe

  • Reply health savvy shopaholic October 19, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    YUM- TATOR TOTS 🙂 ha that place looks amazing!! i loveeee halloweeny things!! looks reallyyy cold though- it just got to the low 70's in fl and everyone thinks its freezing and is wearing jackets ha

  • Reply Anne October 19, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Oooh that sounds scary but so cool! Looks like you guys had a fun time 🙂

  • Reply Jenny October 20, 2009 at 12:55 am

    not gonna lie — the post title definitely made me think something freaky deaky was going on in your house 😉

    sounds like such a fun time! I'm what one may call, a whimp, when it comes to scary things.. so props to you!

  • Reply Kate October 20, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Scariest night of my life! But so very fun! Let's make this an annual tradition??

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