On Saturday, Jon and I went to Cool Patch Pumpkins. It’s the first time in a few years that we went and I had been insisting that we have to go in October. What I didn’t know was we were going to have another heatwave on the first weekend of October and the temps were in the 90s Fahrenheit (30s Celsius), but oh well. Off we went. Cool Patch Pumpkins is about 30-40 minutes (depending on traffic) from here and best known for its large 2014 Guiness Book World Record corn maze.
After reading Engie’s annual trip to the corn maze, I was a little bit sad that we didn’t do the corn maze. But it was so hot and we were already sweaty just walking around for a bit. We just didn’t feel like getting lost in a maze in the heat. I also might have to take a crash-course in how to navigate a maze from Engie. I don’t know if I ever did a corn maze (or if I just don’t remember much about it).
I really wanted to pick out a pumpkin in the fields, but the foliage was pretty thick and we were not up for digging through that either. I also think they had possibly already picked the prettiest ones and stacked them conveniently on hay bales for easy viewing and purchasing.
Well, it was still a little while until we found “our” pumpkin, because there was a lot of “oh, this one looks nice”, “or how about this one?”, “this one over there has a pretty round shape”, “yeah, but it is flat on the back, keep looking”, etc. Haha. We eventually settled on “the one” that was going to go onto our front porch and keep Rupert (our deco-owl, and the only slightly halloween-ish decoration we own) company.
As to be expected, there were lots of fun activities for kids, including a hay ride, a corn pit, a mini maze, and photo ops. And of course, food and drinks. We didn’t get any food, but I can’t say that I wasn’t tempted. We had a fun afternoon and I am glad that we went.
Have you been to the Pumpkin Patch yet?