Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Patch, Puyallup


Pumpkin Patch at Picha's Farm




Scarecrow and bunch of pumpkins ready for pick up


Different Kinds of Squash


Corn Maze





Haystacks and the Pumpkins


We had a family picture here


Wow Big Squash!




Picha's Farm


Pumpkin Patch

Last Saturday, Oct. 29 was bright and sunny and I thought it was the right time to see a pumpkin patch, it's been gloomy and rainy for the past few days and even weekends and so that day I was so excited to drive around again. I haven't seen a pumpkin patch before but I heard a lot of things about that and I was so curious to bring my children there, at the same time I'll have the chance to take pictures. I just googled pumpkin patch and came out from my search that there's one place close by our house, the Picha's Farm.

We had our late lunch at around 1:30pm in a Thai Restaurant and after that we headed straight to the farm. It took us only 15 minutes to get there. It's a bit muddy due to it rained the whole Friday.

We bought kettle popcorn but didn't buy any pumpkins, I don't know how to make a pumpkin pie ;-) and I don't make a jack-o-lantern too hehehe, so we just went there just to see and check the pumpkin patch and take pictures as our souvenir and for my travel blog hehehe. My son didn't try the corn maze since it so muddy and the farm was closing already.

We enjoyed going to Picha's Farm and we'll probably go back there when it's strawberry season. My children love strawberries. I hope to go back there.....soon!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Puyallup Fair, Washington

Puyallup Fair entrance gate

Line to order the "elephant ears"

elephant ear

The barn

My son playing at the arcade and won a big stuffed animal

The roller coaster ride
My daughter, son and their friends at the giant slide


Puyallup Fair is held annually in Puyallup, Washington and it's the largest attraction in the state. We were here at the fair last month, Sept. 19 but I didn't have time to post it on time (as usual hehehe).

It's my first time to try and eat the famous "elephant ears" I was so curious about what it's made of from and found out it's just a fried dough. We ordered the cinnamon flavor, my son almost finished the whole "ear" hehehe. I liked it, though it's a lot of calories hehehe. Maybe it was called an elephant ear because its shape is similar to elephant's ear (duh! lol). A lot of the foods at the fair are a bit expensive even the bottled water was $3. The corn was $5 (!!!) and the elephant ear was $6. I didn't bother to buy the scones because the line was long.

My son enjoyed the rides and he was so lucky to win the big prize from the game arcade, the humongous stuffed animal (it was the tiger) but I was the one who was carrying that stuff the whole time we were there. And I was so embarrassed, most of the people were staring at me and one even asked how did I win that prize. I wish that time that I just sold it to her, the girl who asked me about the tiger, so I don't have to carry that while my son, my daughter and her friends were enjoying the rides while me was sitting on a bench with that huge tiger on my lap. Too bad I didn't have the chance to get on to any rides, well obviously I have to carry that.....hmmmp......stuffed animal, hehehe. It was so heavy!

We stayed at the fair for 5 hours, until it closed around 10pm, it was only 20 minutes away from our house anyway.

It's a great experience to be at the fair, a new lifestyle here in Washington.