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The Walking Dead premiere great way to start Halloween

Man, I just can't get enough of AMC's "The Walking Dead."

I got hooked last season and watched the six episodes of Season 1 at least a couple of times and never tired of it.

It quickly has become one of my favorite series to watch, filling a void left by "Battlestar Galactica." Coincidentally, Bear McCreary did the score for BSG and does TWD as well. The man is incredible.

Anyway, back to the Dead.

It returned to TV on Sunday night and didn't disappoint. Zombies, blood, gore, drama and more. It had it all, including a stunning plot twist that I didn't see coming.

Maybe it was because I was too wrapped up in it. I won't spoil it if you didn't see it. And, if you haven't seen the series, check it out.


Another great time at Cedar Point's HalloWeekends

Our family has made it an annual event to drive to Cedar Point for their HalloWeekends.

This past weekend was cooler than usual, but it was perfect for us to get in the mood for Halloween.

The crowds were sparse on Friday night, which allowed my sons to jump in line for practically any ride with a maximum 15-minute wait.

The downer was WindSeeker, the park's new ride, being closed for the whole weekend because of -- ironically -- high wind.

Otherwise, the rain stayed away and we had a blast.

Millennium Force remains my favorite ride in the park. The ride is pure speed and is a smooth ride. Maverick is my second favorite, and the ride from the front is awesome going down the first hill, which is 95 degrees. And I have to mention Top Thrill Dragster and its 120 mph launch.

We did a first this year going through the many haunted houses at the Point. The houses are very well done and they offer up scares, as my sons can attest.

It was quite a trip this year and we can't wait to go…