Friday, October 9, 2009

Scott's Pumpkin Patch

Scott's Pumpkin Patch. Sounds pretty formal, huh? Well, it's not. It's the pumpkin patch that we go to each year to actually BUY pumpkins at the beginning of October. Because that's really all you can do there, aside from taking advantage of a few staged photo opportunities. But you have to be careful when snapping pictures, or you might get a random car in the background. Or a parking lot. Or a neon "Open" sign. Or McDonald's. Because, you see, this "pumpkin patch" is located at the intersection of Fayetteville Road and Hwy 54 (2 very busy roads, for you non-South-Durham natives), on the flip side of the parking lot of a popular strip mall that houses Blockbuster, Hallmark, Kroger, Starbucks, and several eating establishments.

So, in other words, it's not your typical pumpkin patch, where you can mosey around seeing pumpkins for acres on end, go for a tractor ride, tumble down a slide into a haystack, run through a corn maze, and feed the farm animals.

We hope to go to THAT kind of pumpkin patch this weekend (if the weather cooperates). But on Wednesday night, we went to Scott's to get the pumpkins (and $1 scarecrows, it turns out) for our front porch. It was a great night to be outside, and the girls had plenty of fun playing amidst the pumpkins. Just wait until Sunday, girls - the best is yet to come!

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