We took a family road trip last week, we drove seven hours north and spent the weekend
at one of my favorite coastal town, Monterey, CA. The hubby and I have made
a trip there almost every year (except for the year the baby was born), and it was great to
share it with the little one this time around.
The main attraction in Monterey is the aquarium. So we spent a lot of time there, but we
also took the opportunity to visit a local pumpkin patch. We drove thru hours
and hours of farmland, so we knew the pumpkin patch in the area
was going to be great since they were actual working farms.
We spent half the day at the aquarium and went looking for a pumpkin patch
in the afternoon. It worked out great because we got there about an hour
before sunset, that’s the magical hour for taking pictures.
The lighting was beautiful and our toddler had plenty
of energy after his nap.
I brought my big camera for this outing (something I hardly do anymore) and so glad I did.
I hope to make this a yearly tradition since the little man enjoys being around pumpkins.
The farm that we visited grew giant pumpkins and they were all out on display. I’ve never
seen such a thing, so beautiful and unique.
There is something magical about fall, something in the air. To me, it signals family and tradition,
and house full of people, food and love.