Out here in the great Pacific Northwest, we have the immense pleasure of the full beauty that is fall...leaves change, crisp weather and pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins. I live close to at least 10 working farms, so there is no shortage of hot apple cider, hayrides and roasted corn. Every year, we break out our boots and hit a local patch and pick pumpkins according to our size (Daddy's is the biggest, etc.) and go through the corn maze.
This year, we went to Stocker Farms and with additional family visiting, it was even more of a treat. Even, even more so for my husband who delights in running ahead of everyone and hiding in the corn so he can jump out. Or pop up behind you. Or set the boys up to do the same. Nope, that never gets old, and we've been doing this 8 years now.
But it's not just about corn and pumpkins...and no, that's my niece, her first time at a pumpkin patch. The wonder of it all...
Human hamster wheel, check.
Catching fish, check.
Riding a horse you are getting too big for, check. Granted it did say up to 7 years old, as he pointed out.
Tractor-pull train, check.
Put the kiddies to bed and come back for Stalker Farms, and visit the Field of Screams haunt and step into their new mini haunted attraction called The Last Laugh.
And if you do find your way there, you must stop by the Street Donuts truck...curse them and their tasty little treats of crack goodness...couldn't take any pictures, I was too busy licking my fingers.
Labels: fall celebrations, local shout-outs, tips, We Wednesday