Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Express

I decided it was time for another fun fall family outing, and the fact that Aimee is almost 16 didn't faze me when I came across an ad for train ride out to a pumpkin patch!
On Saturday we started out in Lebanon at the Lebanon-Mason-Monroe Railroad for a nice 45 minute ride to Schappacher's Farm.
Here's a view of the inside of the train car that we rode in.

I got maybe two pictures of Aimee smiling.
She thought it was much funnier to make goofy faces.

Yep... here's the other one with her smiling.

I was happy hanging out in the corn field.

This turned out to be a very relaxing outing, even with seemingly hundreds
of young kids along for the ride! (Good thing we think young kids are fun!)

Here we are at the farm. Notice Aimee's silly look...

I don't know if this one counts as a smile or not...

At the farm we each tried a different apple drink (hot cider for me, an apple slush for David and a cute pumpkin sippie of apple juice for Aimee... I swear I didn't make her get it! It really was her choice!!) Aimee and I also tried a slice of their wonderful apple pie. Then it was off to the corn maze at the bottom of the hill. The ground wasn't wet or mushy but had this wonderful rubbery bounce to it. Kinda cool. It's the first corn maze I've been in so I don't know if it was good, bad, or otherwise, but we enjoyed it for about 10 minutes.
Then we went around to pet the donkeys and harass a chicken that couldn't figure out how to get back into it's henhouse, picked out 3 very cute little bitty pumpkins and boarded the train for the ride back. It was just enough time to enjoy the place without getting bored.

Our littly bitty pumpkins look really cute on my dining room table right now.
I think they'll look even better when I roast them with butter and herbs!!


Mama D said...

Sounds like a great fall day!

And Laura is sitting on my lap and wants to say, "We miss you! Tell Aimee hi. Can you come visit us?"

Karen said...

I hope when my kids are teenagers, they will still want to go on outings with our family too! The train ride looks like fun! My kids would have loved that.

chelle said...

Awesome. I love that old train. We rode a couple yrs ago for Matthew'ss bday when Thomas the Train came there. It was only about a 10 minute ride for us though lol.
That looks like way more fun!

Valerie said...

That's so cool. I'd love to go on a pumpkin patch train ride. That sounds like so much fun.