Oregon isn't generally known for it's spectacular fall seasons. It's better known for having the same dreary sort of weather for roughly nine months out of the year, with varying degrees of coldness.
So fortune must have been smiling on me when it was gorgeous on Saturday. My friends and I had bought some coupons on Living Social to go to a pumpkin patch on Sauvie Island. I'd never been to Sauvie Island before, and didn't expect it to be so pretty. I feel like I could happily retire out there.
We got a pretty good deal. It involved an ear of roasted corn.
A trip through a corn maze.
We may have been scared that we were lost forever.
Luckily, we found the tall tower in the middle of the maze before we had to call 911 to come get us out.
The deal also got us each a caramel apple.
They were hard to eat, but were very good.
While we were eating the apples, we saw a very brave chicken. That chicken did not care that it was driving the dog crazy. It went on for at least 10 minutes. Zero survival instincts.
And lastly, everyone could get a pumpkin under 25 lbs.
Jeff got a classic orange one.
I got a small red one.
And Amelia got a white pumpkin. I didn't know that you could get pumpkins in so many varieties. All the other patches I've been to have only had the classic orange kind.
We got all that for 10 bucks each, and it was a great afternoon. The farm also had what amounted to a classy food court, and I could help but get a wood fired pizza, even though it wasn't part of the deal.