Pumpkin Patch Trip
We hit the pumpkin patch early in October because Paul was off on a 30-day long business trip around the world (yes, really, it was a trip around the entire globe) the next week, so we wanted to fit in some fun fall festivities just prior to his leaving. We went back to Joan's Farm and Pumpkin Patch out on Mines Road after a couple years' hiatus. It was better than I remember it being. They moved the animals to a semi-shady spot with lots of grass growing just outside the pens, so all the kids were picking fistfuls of grass and feeding it to the animals. It was early in the day, so there actually weren't too many people yet, which was nice. However, there were plenty of pumpkins from which to choose, so the kids found three perfect pumpkins to carve come the eve of Halloween. We even packed a lunch, so we got to enjoy the morning and early afternoon out in the sunshine.