I saw someone’s FB status about a haunted house, and sort of forgot it’s fall in the US. I love fall and pumpkin things – pumpkin frappuccino’s from Starbuck’s, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, carving pumpkins and baking the pumpkin seeds, and the smell of fall crafty items in stores like Michael’s and JoAnn’s. I love the freshness in the air at this time of year and how it gets dark early. I forgot it’s October because I’m so far removed from any of that here! If I find a Starbuck’s, I should get one of these just because. 🙂Last year I went to a farm on a hay ride for the first time. I’d always wanted to do it. I enjoyed the farm!The farm was decorated of course with fall decor, complete with pumpkin bowling:I’ve carved pumpkins 2 years in a row for the first time in a long time. The first year I did this with Ajith and his cousin Aparna who was in town visiting (sorry I don’t have pics on my computer from then).
Last year I invited Kerem over to carve pumpkins cause he’s from Turkey and had never done it before. We attempted to pick out pumpkins at a local farm after work one day but they were closed, so we had to go to Safeway instead – not exactly the ‘real’ way to do it but we didn’t have a choice. We had a lot of fun turning our pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns!Unfortunately, only a couple days passed before both of our pumpkins rotted. Lesson learned: go to a farm and pick out your pumpkins!