If you haven’t caught on by now, I will inform you all that I love fall. I love October, and I LOVE pumpkins. Pumpkin patches are almost second to Disneyland. Manfriend and I have created a tradition of going to the corn maze/pumpkin patch. Last year we slayed a dragon, this year we wrangled a werewolf.
No that yellow tape doesn’t mean keep out, it means please come be one with the corn. So that’s what I did. This year it took us all of 20 minutes to find the eight stations and punch our card, we are professional corn mazers.
There weren’t many animals this year. They were probably sleeping somewhere safe, or eaten. I hope they were sleeping. Last year the pumpkins were scarce because we went towards the end of October. This year there were plenty of pumpkins everywhere.
That last pumpkin was hugeee. I wanted to take it home and see if it would grow a pumpkin stalk to the sky. Then I could climb into the clouds and launch pumpkins at annoying children, or the woman from the story I am about to share.
I love the separate pictures of us, but I kinda sorta wanted a picture of me AND my boyfriend in front of the hay display. You know..cause I am cheesy like that and love pictures together. I approached a woman and put on my polite voice and kindly said, “Excuse me, would you mind taking a picture of us in front of the hay stacks?” The stacks that are maybe two steps from where she was standing. This was her reply, “OH actually were waiting for the horse ride.” THE HORSE ride that was like 10 minutes from departure. Like..this horse carriage wasn’t even in port yet.
The photo would have taken literally 8 seconds, normally I don’t get bitter over minor things..but that snatch deserves to be hit with a pumpkin from my sky stalks. I don’t know why this bothered me so bad, maybe because I believe in helping/doing nice things for people. Of course it worked out because the next lady we asked gave us an awesome idea and told us to stand in front of the barn window.
The day was gorgeous, 70 degrees and sunny. The company was perfect, and I am completely enthralled by the season of fall! I couldn’t leave the pumpkin patch without even the tiniest pumpkin. So that’s what I got, the smallest pumpkin to add to my tiny pumpkin collection.