For Columbus the weekend, we had no soccer games scheduled, Jason in town, and a huge list of things to do for the three days off. As it turned out Saturday and Sunday were a complete washout, forcing us indoors most of the time. This actually worked in our favor, because we dropped the kids at my parents house Saturday, so Jason and I could sneak in a date night, followed by some uninterrupted sleep the next morning. I could have slept for three days straight to catch up, but I gladly accepted the much needed one night.
By the time Monday rolled around, we were itching to get out, so we set up some appointments to look at houses out east. If you’ve been following along, we having been searching for a second home for what feels like an eternity now. We still haven’t found the right place, but we are getting closer. After seeing a couple, we headed to Hank’s Pumpkintown, for pumpkin picking and fun in the field.
I guess everyone on Long Island had the same idea, because the place was more like crazy town. We’ve visited Hank’s a few times in our many summertime trips out east, but never for a day of actual pumpkin picking. And never was it so packed.
But if you are looking for a place to go pumpkin picking, or apple picking, I would definitely suggest checking out Hanks. Their market offers pies, cookies, donuts, cider, and for the first time the kids tried a caramel covered apple. They played in the corn maze, on the giant slides, and in wooden play areas. In fact after all that fun, they probably would’ve been content without taking home pumpkins.
Take a look at the little turtle I spotted while we were in the field. The kids went nuts!
Our rule we have when pumpkin picking- if you can carry it, you can take it home. Ryder was so determined to get a jumbo pumpkin, that he was struggling a little and Gemma stepped in to help him out. They carried it all the way to car, which was parked over a half mile away.
I just love fall so much. I tend to say the same about summer, but there’s just something about the changing of the seasons, and everything to look forward to as the year ends. In preparation, Halloween costumes have been ordered, and we baked yummy pumpkin muffins, leaving the most contagious smell in the apartment!