|A couple of years back I wrote about our tendency to try and find a weekend during the fall to head out to a pumpkin patch or some place with fun fall activities. We've been doing this for as long as I can remember. And by that, I mean like 9 years. 2011 was no exception. In fact, we amped it up this year and not only hit a pumpkin patch but also headed across the North Cascades Highway to Winthrop to take in some fall activities over a long weekend. Here's some photos and sometimes snarky comments:|
|I went with a pear shaped pumpkin this year. Should make carving fun.|
|Tonja's catch. More traditional, for once.|
|And the obligatory hold the camera at an arm's distance and smile picture. I think we have one of these from every year we've visited the pumpkin patch.|
|What!? Make your own scarecrow for $3! Who wouldn't do this?|
|Attempting to give our scarecrow rugged good looks. As you'll see, my artistic ability falls short, once again.|
|Tonja making sure our scarecrow is dressed to the nines. Jeans and a flannel shirt. It's what all the cool scarecrow kids are wearing these days.|
|Tonja and Leroy (yes, we named him) enjoying a cup of coffee. |
We weren't able to provide him with a straw hat and some hands until we got home.
|Leroy got to ride in the trunk. Good thing we didn't get pulled over by the cops, as it might of been a little awkward, if they approached the back of the car. |
No officer, that's not a body. Just a scarecrow.
|We rented mountain bikes and went for an awesome ride.|
|Patterson Lake from the mountain bike trail. I only almost fell off my bike into the lake once.|
|We took a canoe across the lake the following day. As you can see the water was like glass. So peaceful.|
|Now that's a scare crow. This is actually outside the Methow Valley Brewery in Twisp, WA. Of course, we had to stop at a brewery during our trip. Actually, we stopped at two during the trip.|
|And finally we have this. The scarecrow police. To protect and serve...scare crows.|