Want to know how distractingly fun Oregon Disneyland (Bauman Farms) was?
We didn't even buy a pumpkin.
(Unsolved mystery: Does the patch of all patches have the pumpkin of all pumpkins?)
The baby farm animals, apple tasting, apple cider donuts, apple cider, apple slingshot, apple cannon, did I mention APPLES, bug train, swings, tractors, mazes, and slides, pleasantly distracted us all morning long. (Grabbed a $.48 pumpkin at the grocery store afterwards, because, I'm a consumer who can't let it be October without an orange squash rotting in my house).
All of us were hot, sticky, sugar glazed, and tired as we made our way back to the car. Just in time to see an enormous crane hoist up two gigantic pumpkins, release to the crowd's 3-2-1 countdown, and smash down through the roof of a beat-up van target.
Three days later, and the Bean is still talking about it.
"The crane! The pumpkin! And the car! Ka-boooooom!"
(If he needs therapy later in life for an irrational fear of either cranes, pumpkins, or cars, we know why)
Happy October Traditions! 'Merica!