This Sunday Trevor, Rose and I went on a family outing to visit a pumpkin patch and fruit farm in Oregon's fruit loop. It was my first time to a pumpkin patch and Rose's too. The rain was coming down in sheets, so we dressed our best for the fall weather.
Rose snoozed the whole car ride out to Hood River, letting her parents have some quality chatting time. By the time we arrived, the rain had calmed to a sporadic sprinkle. The greyness of the day made the fall colors brighter. And there were thousands of pumpkins to choose from.
As we wandered around, we found an old wooden wheelbarrow with a nice assortment of pumpkins in it - a perfect photo opportunity. Rose played along and diligently patted the pumpkins and made some good faces.
The photo shoot was brought to a halt when we realized the wheelbarrow was another family's shopping cart. Oops! We scurried off to find a little pumpkin of our own to take home, and picked up some apples and pears from the local fruit trees, too. After a nice lunch in Hood River, Rose slept all the way home. It was a fun family outing that could easily become an annual tradition.