Aspiring paranormal and science fiction writer Morgan Raynes and her entourage (aka family) visited Knuckleheads in Lake Delton Sunday morning as part of Raynes’ weekend-long excursion to south central Wisconsin courtesy of the Kids Wish Network.
Morgan’s wish to attend the science fiction convention known as Odyssey Con this past weekend in Madison was granted by KWN, which with the help of Knuckleheads and Field’s at the Wilderness also planned a day of fun in the Dells.
Morgan, who traveled to Wisconsin with her family from their home in Shenandoah, Virginia, is considered a “brittle diabetic” — meaning her type 1 diabetes is extremely hard to control. The 16-year-old’s entourage included trusty diabetic alert dog Vixen, who is trained to keep a close eye (or nose) on Morgan’s insulin levels.
Vixen also kept a wary eye on park mascot Knucklehead the horse — at whom the dog barked quite protectively when the giant horse welcomed Morgan to start the day. Knucklehead accompanied Morgan and her family during their “Access All Areas” visit, which preceded a scheduled visit to Field’s for dinner.
The entourage — which in addition to Morgan and Vixen included younger sister Lily and parents Amy and Eddie — started the day at the trampoline park, tried their high-wire skills at the ropes course, rode the bumper cars and played games in the arcade. Morgan even hit the jackpot on one of the arcade games.
Morgan’s Dells excursion was sandwiched between Odyssey Con activities in Madison on Saturday — including a writing workshop and a “Zombie Prom” Saturday night — and meeting horror author Heather Brewer for lunch on Monday.
Even for someone with an entourage, it was action-packed.