The Beast Behind the Secret Door

Elizabet Ney Austin, Texas

I’m not sure how it happened, but the girls ended up in their super pretty princess dresses an hour before it was time to leave for the Halloween party. I wasn’t sure how to keep them busy and clean at the same time.

Then I remembered the castle.

Elisabet Ney - Austin, Texas

An hour was the perfect amount of time to see the castle and how perfect that they were dressed as princesses and we could finally find out if there was a Beast living there.

Sparkles, Buttercup and I played at Shipe Park during the summer and you can see the Elisabet Ney museum from there. Sparkles thought it looked like a castle and she wondered if a Beast lived there, like in Beauty and the Beast, her very favorite movie of all time.

So we went to the castle, dressed like princesses. Sparkles asked the docent if there was a beast living in this castle and she said “No.” Sparkles looked disappointed then the docent looked confused.

Sparkles and Buttercup looked at all the sculptures and asked questions like “Why is that man asleep?” and “Whose baby is that?” Well, these were sculptures of people who were dead, but I told them they were just sleeping and the Mommy was in the next room.

They liked climbing the stairs and seeing the houses in the neighborhood from the 2nd story windows. A friend met us there and with the extra help, we were able to climb a skinny spiral staircase to a tiny room with a secret door. Maybe there was a beast after all…

It was a great Halloween adventure. Thanks Elisabet Ney. Thanks Austin, Texas.

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  1. Sydney

    I think the beast was behind that locked door at the top…most likely looking at his magic rose. 😉


  2. I think so too. It was pretty magical to find that hidden door, just like the hidden wing in Beauty and the Beast.


  3. Sydney

    Well, this is a great one too…but I may be biased on this one.


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