2008-10-30

pumpkins!

Last weekend we went out to Sauvie Island with our friend Theresa to get some pumpkins for this lovely season of Halloween.

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We had a bit of trouble finding our way to the pumpkin patch once we hit Sauvie Island, so of course once we finally got there, we headed straight for The Maize! I don't know if we thought we could make ourselves feel better by not getting lost in the maze, or what... but anyway :)

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They have a bunch of different guides to help you find your way through the maze - with 10 checkpoints at which you must make critical decisions about which way to turn...

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At each checkpoint is also a "Cornundrum" - a picture puzzle you can try to solve. If you get them all right, you can enter a drawing for a party at the pumpkin patch at the end of the maze.

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We made it though the maze without any major problems, so then we went to get some food :) Trina and I had sausages with sauerkraut and split an elephant ear, while Theresa had a baked potato and a caramel apple. We went into the produce store and got a few squash and a white pumpkin, and then headed off on the hayride out to the pumpkin patch!

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These are the ones we ended up with (plus the white one):

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We made it home without a hitch, and all was good with the world (hah, wouldn't that be nice...)

So, Wednesday night our friends Michael and Dara, as well as Theresa, came over to our place to watch this week's Pushing Daisies, and carve our pumpkins. They brought over a pie (very appropriate), and we had some port, kettle corn, french truffles, and a jolly good time pulling goo out of pumpkins and cutting holes in them.

Trina's is the front left, mine in the back, and Michael and Dara's is front right:

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Trina's had different things on different sides, so here's a couple more of hers:

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Theresa is doing a bit more involved of a project, so she didn't quite finish hers, but I'm sure there will be pictures on her blog (linked above) when she's done :)

Dara and Trina after cleaning up a bit:

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Michael and Dara getting ready to leave:

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Michael was kind enough to do most of the dishes for us (those two are crazy like that), and they eventually headed out the door around 11. It was a great evening, all around.

Last night, we got together with some more friends, and carved more pumpkins! The tall one is mine:

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The tree is Trina's:

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Some other examples of fine pumpkin worksmanship:

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Yes, a good time was had by all, indeed. Happy Halloween everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Now I see that Trina was just doing Version 2.0 of her tree design! What a scam! ;)

    Just kidding. You guys are the loveliest guests, and thanks so much for coming last night.

    xoxo

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