Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pumpkin Patch #3 -- the one with the big slide

Okay, so I'm not going to lie.

We've gone to a LOT of pumpkin patches.

We started in early October with a free patch and then went to our favorite south-central patch (WALTER'S ROCKS!!) in mid-October. We had purchased an online deal to one closest to our house (and one of the most expensive), and since we had already purchased tickets, we figured...why not go?

The first time we tried to go, it was way too crowded so we went to the free patch in Lawrence (Shaake's).

The second  time we tried to go, it was just after 3:00 on a Monday we all had off. We thought that we would miss the crowds, and we did -- because the place closed at 3:00.

Third time was the charm, so we headed over. You would think  that going a little bit before lunchtime on a Saturday in late-October would be a bad idea, but it wasn't too bad.

Our biggest problem here was that Zoey was too short for some of the free rides. Our other problems? The lines were too long for the popular attractions and we were too stingy to want to pay for any of the pay-to-play attractions (read: it's our third pumpkin patch. Give me a break!).

This narrowed our options down by quite a bit. One of the biggest options was a huge, potato-sack slide. They waited in line patiently, but Zoey chickened out. The thing was easily 20 feet in the air, and she thought it was just too tall.

No problem. She stayed with me.

BUT once she saw how much fun the boys had, she wanted to go again!

They went on that ride no less than five times and loved every minute of it.

It's a good thing, too - the pumpkin patch was picked over, leaving us with few other attractions!

Even the pumpkin patch was picked over! But then again, it was 6 days before Halloween - there's a reason it as picked over!

Best photo of the day:

It's my favorite because Jack's face perfectly captures the original art piece.

Grade: C- (too expensive, too few things to do for free and other than the massive slide, really uneventful)