Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pumpkin Time

On Saturday we took Lily to the pumpkin patch to pick out some pumpkins for Halloween. Well, I should say we went to the pumpkin farm. To get to the actual pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin, which is what we were planning on doing, it was going to cost $15.00 for Matt and myself. Lily would have been free. The pumpkin patch was included in the cost of all the other activities...haunted forest, petting zoo, etc. We decided to forgo the cost and just buy some ready picked pumpkins since Lily was so little and wouldn't really get anything out of the other activities. There was a hay ride I was interested in (I must be a total machocist because I am VERY allergic to hay!) but we decided maybe next year. Besides, the hay ride was an additional cost once you paid to get into the area where the activities were. They really get you at every turn. We did pick out some really nice pumpkins, but they were a bit pricey - way more than what we would have paid to buy them at the grocery store. We had a good time though. We also walked across the street to the apple orchard. You can pick your own apples, but again, it would have cost $15.00 to get into the orchard, and then the price of the apples. No thanks! It might be something we will do once Lily is older, but we decided to skip the expense this year for something only Matt and I would remember. Plus, there were tons of bees! We walked through the gift shop and thought about buying some apples, but they were way over-priced. I know, I know, they are fresh from the farm, but they aren't even organic! We did really consider buying half a peck that I would then make into applesauce for Lily, but the line was out of control! It was a lot of fun and we will most likely go back next year and in the years to come.

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