Today was the first day in a while that I didn’t have to babysit and I didn’t have something else planned for J and I to do. So, we got up, he had his breakfast, I had my coffee, and then we just kind of sat there. I looked outside at the bright blue sky and decided we needed to get out there. Normally, we would just go for a walk, but it was way too chilly for that. I remembered that I STILL had not got us any pumpkins for Halloween, so I decided we would go on an adventure to find some.
I actually didn’t expect this to be much of an adventure because I knew of two places that sold pumpkins on the side of the road that were less than a mile from my house. I didn’t want to go to a cider mill because I wanted to give our business to a family that grew their own pumpkins. So, we loaded up and headed to the first place that I’ve seen pumpkins being sold for years. No pumpkins. Then, to the next place. No pumpkins there either. Hmmmph. Maybe God knew we needed a real adventure. So, I drove a little further, then turned down a dirt road.
I figured I might as well do this right. We would find pumpkins down an old dirt road! I turned up the country music and just took in the beautiful scenery. The fall leaves against the beautiful blue sky backdrop were breathtaking.
We came to a bridge over a small river and got out to get a better look. So beautiful. We got back in the truck and just kept driving. We went down roads that I’ve been down before, but I was noticing new, beautiful things for the first time.
After about 45 minutes of driving, there were still no pumpkins to be found. I thought about asking one of the houses with several pumpkins on their porch if we could just buy some of theirs.
J must have not been enjoying the ride as much as I was or he was just getting ready for lunch because he started whining in the back seat. I decided to turn around and start heading back for home. I figured I would have to just get our pumpkins at the cider mill over the weekend. Then, I turned off the dirt road and passed by a sign out front of someone’s house. I turned around in the next driveway and went back. PUMPKINS!! It was the smallest little pumpkin stand I have ever seen, but it was oh so cute.
It even went by the honor system (my favorite). I think we only had 4 or 5 pumpkins to choose from, but they were some of the best pumpkins I’ve seen. We picked out one big one and one small one and left our money in the tin can.