October 23, 2005
Pumpkin Patch Kid
While I was cleaning house in preparation for a dinner party (the floors have been washed, the carpets vacuumed, and the dust bunnies collected), Go-Daddy-O and Ella went to Steveston to meet friends at a pumpkin patch. When they arrived, there was an hour-long lineup. And admission was $7 per head, with no discount for the kids. Crazy!
Go-Daddy-O has zero tolerance for standing in long lines, or for paying a fee to enter what he calls "the equivalent of a Christmas tree lot," so he took Ella to a playground instead and then found a FREE pumpkin patch. They bought one really big pumpkin, and two tiny ones--one for us, and one for Hana.
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So where is this FREE pumpkin patch?
Posted by: rachel | Oct 24, 2005 3:01:18 PM
If you're going South along Hwy 99 towards the Massey Tunnel, take the Steveston Hwy exit, and go West for about 3 minutes towards Steveston Village. You'll see a pumpkin lot the left side. No corn mazes--just a huge pile of pumpkins and lots of rows for the kids to run down!
Posted by: Tomi | Oct 24, 2005 4:43:22 PM
If you're up to another pumpkin patch trip this year (or remember for next year) try the "Laity Pumpkin Patch" in Maple Ridge. It has a $1.00 per person entry fee, but is well worth the loonie. There are two barns with animals, all kinds on hand made farm games like egg collecting or milking a cow, tractor pull ride, enchanted forest (my son's favourite part), giant teepees for snack times, corn maze and the biggest pumpkin patch ever. There is also a little concession stand (inside the barn, good for rainy days) with hotdogs, cookies, muffins and free juice and coffee. They even supply the gel antibacterial hand wash! Just be sure to wear appropriate clothes (ie: boots, muddy buddy pants, raincoats and of course your milkfactory gear), it is a farm and does have lots of fun puddles, muck and mud this time of year. I believe they are open 2:30 - 5 Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. We've been three times already this year and will be back at least once more before Halloween. It's a great place to wander around for a couple of hours.
Posted by: Leanne | Oct 25, 2005 2:11:22 PM
And the three pumpkins we bought at the free pumpkin patch cost $7 less than the entrance fee for me and Ella at the "special" Christmas tree lot--er, pumpkin patch.
And I'm really not as cheap as that sounds. Cover charge for bars? Yes. Cover charge to come in and buy yer pumpkins?
Gimme a F*&%%#$g break!!
Oops. That was Ontario talking.
Posted by: go-daddy-O | Oct 27, 2005 3:47:01 PM
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