Princesses, Pirates & Pumpkins

Yesterday, we visited the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival. Halloween is a big deal over here – we first saw Halloween decorations and items in the shops back in August. What better way to build up to Halloween than a visit to Half Moon Bay – the pumpkin capital of the world! Once we battled the traffic and managed to get parked, we walked down Main Street, where there were all kinds of stalls to peruse – crafts, food, art etc – many of it pumpkin-themed. We saw pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice-cream, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin roll, glass pumpkins and even pumpkin masala. Farmer Mike, a ‘world class pumpkin carver’ was on Main Street, working away on an enormous pumpkin. We visited a pumpkin patch, where the kids were able to choose their own pumpkin and load it onto a wheelbarrow to take home and place on the porch. The pumpkins came in all shapes and sizes from the classic orange variety familiar from home to turquoise, white, odd-shaped and lumpy pumpkins. They also had a big haunted house, bouncy castles, train/tractor rides, pony rides etc.

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World's best pumpkin pie, apparently

World’s best pumpkin pie, apparently

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Josh enjoying a root beer float

Josh enjoying a root beer float

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3 Comments on “Princesses, Pirates & Pumpkins

  1. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this and seeing those fantastic photos! Much love t each and every one of you little pumpkins! xxxxx

  2. Loved catching up with you reading your blogg and browsing through your photos. Your kids are so beautiful and growing up fast. You look as if your all having the time of your lives. It’s so lovely to see you all so happy. Miss you all xxxxxx

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