One last fall family tradition that I'd like to share (before it isn't fall anymore!) is our trip to the pumpkin patch. There's a free pumpkin patch in Springville that hosts a hay ride, petting zoo, hay mazes, a cornbox (which is like a sandbox only with corn, you know), and, of course, pumpkins:
Yeah. That's totally a kangaroo. Awesome, right? And the cornbox drew in people of all ages. I've always wanted to swim in a big pool of corn, so now I can check that off my bucket list. Done and done.
While we enjoyed the animals, the best part of all was the hay ride, hands down. Who would have thought? (I mean, come on, there was a kangaroo there, and the beastliest pig I've ever seen in my life!) I guess it's just something about bumping and jolting around and through rows of produce that tickles a girl's fancy, because, I'm telling you, our little lady could not ever get enough of it. Thank goodness it was free, or we might have blown our life's savings on all the repeat rides we had to take.
Thank you, free pumpkin patch friends, for giving us the gift of a delightful family evening.