my trip to california was lovely. short and sweet, just the way i like it. except for when i go to california i like to drag it out as long as i possibly can, but this time my trip had to be short. as in two and a half days short. anyway, im back now and all is well. in california i did many-a-things. i went to eat at the cheesecake factory twice, went to the garden show in san fransisco (not my thing, grandma wanted to go) did loads and loads of shopping and of course ate lots of dessert. one of the highlights of my trip was going to the winchester mansion.
a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, there was a lady named mrs winchester. she was married to the inventor of the winchester rifle. aka, mr. winchester. our good friend lady winchester was afraid that people killed by the winchester rifle would come back and haunt her for revenge. she was so paranoid about this. she took a trip to a psychic reader and the psychic told her that if she would build her house 24/7 that she would be free from any harm that the evil spirits would bring her. so, for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for THIRTY EIGHT YEARS, mrs winchester had people working on her house without stopping. as you can imagine after 38 years a house would be quite large. and large it is. it has approximately:
47 fire places
and 10,000 windows.
mrs winchester was INSANE! obviously.
so i had the opportunity to take a nice little tour through this mansion and i was creeped out, this house is so strange. mrs winchester was seriously disturbed. every night for two hours she would go into her seance room and call upon the good spirits. the good spirits would tell her how to build her house to keep out the evil spirits. so they say her house was "built by ghosts" anyway that's not what scared me.