Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Patch!

I had a slower day at work and took full advantage of this by ducking out for a couple of hours in the morning to meet up with a friend and her husband to hit up the local pumpkin patch! I REALLY wanted to hit up a pumpkin patch with the dogs, but I absolutely did not want to go on a weekend. Not that we really have had much weekend time for that, but I'm not a big fan of the masses of people. And I wanted to take the dogs along. While the weather wasn't exactly perfect, it was fine enough for us to get out and enjoy one of my favorite Halloween traditions.:)

The farm that we went to was Lakeview Farms. They have some pretty cute holiday stuff going on that I enjoy. AND they allow dogs on everything, which is obviously a huge bonus for me! We got there and were the first people to arrive. We got our ride tickets and headed on out to take the train to the pumpkin patch. Rene and her husband Chris got to take Bess. Who was just a wee bit pent up and feeling her oats. Her first attempt into the train car, she hopped in and then immediately hopped over the other side. The second time worked out a lot better.

On our way out I took a little video of us on the train.:o)

From there, we grabbed some pumpkins and then waited for the boat to take us across the pond to the little country store. The boat is cute because there are two spots on the pond where animated stuff comes out of the water to "scare" you. Bess was initially fine getting onto the boat, but then decided she really wasn't all that thrilled to be there once it started moving. However, she did a lot better this time around than her first time on the boat. Here's a picture of Heffner and I on the boat. And yes, you absolutely may be jealous of my mad fashion sense!;)

We made a little stop on the banks to take some pictures with the photo op thingy.:)

It was a great way to spend the morning. If only all work days could start off like that!


Ashley said...

Oh, I love these pictures! Especially the last two! Ha! How did you get him to stick his head in there and stay? Looks like a fun day with your big pumpkin! :)

brooke said...

Im so jealous! Im still trying to find a pumpkin patch in the Seattle area that is dog friendly!
It'd be fun to take Darwin down to your neck of the woods, but I don't think she'd ride the train or the boat!

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

What a fun day in the pumpkin patch!! I amazed you were able to sit so nicely on the train...I probably would have freaked out. Hey -- where did Heffner get his jacket? Is it a rain coat?

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane