Irving and I started a tradition a few years back that we appropriately deemed The Fall Festival of Love. 🙂 It’s a day to forget we live in Los Angeles, go out, find some pumpkins and enjoy some fall themed festivities.
A quick history:
2005 – Faulkner Farms
2006 – Riley’s Farm
It rained that year and we didn’t feel like trucking through the mud to get a pumpkin. We tried!
2007 – Underwood Farm
….we skipped a few years after that…
2010 – Underwood Farm (Again!)
This time, we went with our friends Erika and Timmy = built in photographers. 🙂
It’s a huge farm up in Simi Valley (with lots of pumpkins).
It was “Public Safety Weekend” there, so they had tons of firetrucks and cop cars and fun stuff for the
One of the highlights was the giant ‘pumpkin drop’! They had two firemen climb a HUGE ladder and then they dropped pumpkins filled with candy to the ground! (Kind of like a Fall Themed Pinata?)
There they go!
And then all the kids ran over to get their candy!
Including that big kid in Orange!
They have a big farm too, for all the
adults kids to enjoy.
Next up was the Corn Maze!
Seems easy, but it was quite confusing!
How do we get out?
But finally (with the help of some little kids), we made it to the end!
Nice job, babe!
And then… it was pumpkin time!
And some pics in the patch!
Farmer Irving wanted to drive the tractor!
Random Fact: Irving knows how to juggle!
Somewhere in between all the fun, we had lunch. There were so many great options to choose from. I started with the spiraled yams!
I also got a fresh roasted corn on the cob!
Irving got a French Dip with Chili Cheese fries! (I think he’s fist bumping the camera!)
Unpictured was the fresh tomato (right off the vine) that I ate as a snack later. There is nothing like a fresh garden tomato, let me tell you.
And that, my friends, was the 5th Annual Fall Festival of Love!