Fall is great. Fall is wonderful. Fall is crisp air, apple orchards, pumpkin farms, and corn “maizes.” Wait? Did I say crisp air? There was not “Crisp” air yesterday in the mountains of North Georgia. Oh no, more like sweating, hot, people in shorts and tanks DYING of heat “crisp” air. What the?? Who turned on the heater already?
Despite the heat, Alex and I did get to go out to the highly popular Burt’s Pumpkin Patch in North Georgia and we certainly had fun. It was the first time Alex had ever been and while I had been in the past, it has been so many years I don’t actually remember the last time I went there. Elementary school time frame I believe. So essentially, we were able to share this new adventure together.
The day started out great, we were able to get up early and out the door fairly quickly with only a single comment from me about how I needed batteries for my camera. (On a side note, don’t you hate that you see a GREAT shot while you are either loading new batteries or your batteries have just died in your camera? Yea, me too.) So we briefly stopped before taking the scenic route. The route I choose. The winding, curvy, weaving route through gorgeous North Georgia. Except I forgot one teeny tiny issue. I get car sick. I get car sick if I’m in the car too long, this was a multi-hour drive. I get car sick if the roads curve, we were on mountains. I get car sick if I sit in the back seat, not a problem on this ride because Alex has issues when I sit in the back and request he chauffeur me around. Who would have guessed that? Not me! Still it was a gorgeous drive. See?
Of course the entire drive was punctuated by remarks like, “Honey, you don’t look so hot. Are you gonna be ok?”
“Alex, shut up and drive or I’m going to aim at you if I get sick.”
Meanwhile Alex is enjoying the drive and his handling of his jeep around curves that trigger some g-force feelings in my stomach…oh that and the drop-offs. You know the “Hey Punkin, Look at that stream down there!”
After we arrived at Burt’s and I had a few moments of “oh my gosh, I’m gonna die, let me go in peace” laying the shade of the trees, we were off to explore the pumpkin patch. Of course we first had to fight our way past the huge mass of people who had caught the pumpkin fever and were now attempting to load 60 lb+ pumpkins into their small sedans along with the stroller and multiple car seats. That was almost as entertaining as the hayride! Still once inside the pumpkin patch we explored marveling over the pumpkin’s, the crowds (we are not much for crowds and generally avoid anything that promises to be hugely popular and busy…so this was a novel experience for us) and the overall atmosphere of the place.
After standing in line to get tickets to ride the hayride, where we would need to stand in another line, we decided to go over and grab a quick snack at the concessions area.
Alex indulged in the oh-so-healthy Pumpkin Pie and a cup of water, which he desperately needed because it really was unbelievably hot yesterday.
While I elected to go for the nachos and cheese and a cup of water, which was a pain since you know me…I prefer my beverages in the dark and fizzy state.
From there we elected to wander through the shaded and much less crowded pumpkin patch near us to grab the photos you see on the Facebook Page, and then hop in the next line. While in line we had a great couple moment. We met, spoke, and ultimately exchanged phone numbers with another couple there with their young children. Dating for couples! We all ended up riding the hay ride together where we passed by scarecrows, a haunted bridge, and the town’s main attraction…talking pumpkins!
At the end of the day we didn’t walk out with any pumpkins (blasphemy I know!) because of our budget, but we did grab some Indian corn to decorate our garage with at Alex’s request. Overall, the weekend was a huge success and is really making me look forward to our next adventure couple. Perhaps it will be hanging out with our new friends!