Originally, I had planned to go to Tim's Pumpkin Patch located in the Onondaga Hill area. Kate's is located in Baldwinsville, NY much closer to us, but with less "commercialized" activities.
My rational was it is closer, and my kids have no need for all of that "extra" just to get pumpkins. They do offer a free Corn Maze, but no petting zoo, no wooden cut outs, no jungle gym, or hay stack to climb. They don't even have a wagon to take you into the patch to get you pumpkins, you pull your car right up to where you want to pick and fill up your trunk. It was well worth it, and we SCORED big on pumpkins. Gavin picked out three for himself, and I found two I liked. Lexi and Sydney found some they wanted to stack to make a pumpkin man!
Once we were satisfied with our pumpkin fill, we simply drove back to the stand and paid.
Pumpkins paid for, sun in the sky, and a beautiful afternoon...lets do a corn maze.
good bye...Kate's, until next year...
What fun! Now we have some great pumpkins to decorate and we can illuminate them on Halloween! I am excited to get crafty with these wonderful orange gourds.
Later that evening Mark and I took the dogs to the Dog Park, and I spent a good deal of time reading books on places that are tolerant of dogs. Virginia seemed to have several places including Williamsburg, and Bush Gardens has a fairly cheep dog kennel on site. HUM! Apparently dogs are welcome in Washington DC as well. The family vacation planning has begun....oh no! Let the obsessive planning begin. Off to work today, then I have a Vera House training, and we shall see how the rest of the day unfolds. TTFN