Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Fun Day...Weekend

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. 
I realize we're not riding our bikes in either of these photos, we did actually do about a ten mile ride, which included some interesting single track trails.  I've never really done much mountain biking, but I utterly enjoyed this. It was so much fun getting a little speed and trying to jump over roots and rocks. It reminded me of riding my bmx bike around the neighborhood when I was a kid. So mountain biking is very similar to riding a bmx bike around for fun, but is perfectly acceptable for a 32 year old to do. Hmmm, I may have to look into getting a mountain bike.  
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. 

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