Friday, October 31, 2014

It's The Great Pumpkin!

Caitlin and I are kids at heart. Seriously. We love doing things that are typically geared toward children. Like taking a day trip and going to the pumpkin patch. It had been way too long since the last time I had been, so we drove an hour north of San Diego and went to Lavender Hill Pumpkin patch. 
It was such a sweet experience. They have a pumpkin museum with a hundred different pumpkin breeds, which we perused for a bit before making our way to the patch. We had fun with all the pumpkins, trying out different weights, sizes, and textures.
I wanted to find a warty one, but I couldn’t find the perfect wart face, so in the end I picked out a jolly orange one. Caitlin wanted a tall skinny one, and she found her perfect mate on the patch.

One of the best parts about going to this particular patch was the receipt they gave us at the end of our purchase. When you go to the front, they have hoops that measure your pumpkins to tell you how much they would cost. Caitlin had picked out a $5 pumpkin, and mine was an $8 pumpkin. 
Then the woman at the front (co-owner with her husband) told us that she had to give us our receipt. She gave us two options, a short and snooty French child-style receipt, or a long flowy, and beautiful north England style receipt. We chose the north England receipt and were treated with a beautiful song she sang while playing her guitar. The song was about a man in a blue bonnet, which she clarified was a type of soldier hat. We were in heaven. Caitlin had to take a picture with her before we set off. It was seriously the best receipt we have ever received.
Now all that is left is carving these bad boys. Since today is Halloween, we are kind of behind on getting things done, but we will carve them tonight and have beautiful Jack-o-Lanterns for our trick or treaters tonight.

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