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We all know I hate any season that isn’t summer. I spend much of my time letting everyone know that. I have to take it back though. I love, love, love summer and the heat. I can tolerate and find great things about other seasons as well.
Fall is here. I haven’t been able to smell the wet leaves yet but a trip to Simmons Farm was a great way to get into the fall fever. Simmons is about 30 minutes south of Pittsburgh. Over the years I have visited many different farms that have hay rides and pumpkin picking but this is my favorite one of them all.
For $10.75 per person you get:
Hayride to the field
one ear of indian corn
small cup of apple cider
100 ft slide
3 acre corn maze
hay maze and smaller corn maze for younger kids
Depending on weather and how many people are there is also:
apple sling shot
We choose a great day to go. It was definitely a chilly fall morning which kept many away until later in the afternoon.
Once you pay you walk through a greenhouse like structure where there are pumpking carving examples,
a corn playbox,
At the end of that you will find the area to wait for a tractor to come and pick you up. We didn’t wait long at all before we were on our way. The girls enjoyed the extra leg room.
It’s nice that adults can be just as silly as the kids.
Once we got to the field the girls wanted to shoot straight for the pumpkins. I reminded them that if we do that first they would have to carry the pumpkins around while they do the activities. I sure wasn’t carrying it. So they headed straight for the 100 ft slide where there was no line. I would have gone on myself but I knew I didn’t want to walk back up the hill and have to walk the pumpkin fields too.
We had to stop and pose for our pictures. A friend that came on the trip suggested I should be the witch. Hmmmm I didn’t have anything nice to say so I became the scarecrow. Maybe I should have went with the witch?
Kids aren’t the only ones who behave like kids here. This coming from the same jackass that suggested I be the witch
After he was done goofing off we went to the corn maze to play hide and seek with the kids. What the kids didn’t know is that they were playing hide and seek with us. We were running around the maze trying to get out all the while trying to keep them in. What we didn’t know is they were cheating by cutting through the corn instead of going through the path. Guess the joke was on all of us.
There was a beautiful tree I had to get a picture of. If I wasn’t so tired I might have walked up there to sit under it.
We walked through the pumpkin patches for what seemed like forever. My shoes were getting wet and muddy and honestly I don’t want to know what else was on my shoes. It was fun chasing the girls all over. They were excited to find the biggest pumpkin they could. Mind you my rule was you had to be able to carry it yourself. I didn’t think kids were that strong but I guess I was wrong.
At the petting zoo were a few very cute animals. They were relatively young and small enough that they weren’t frighting. Well unless they try to eat your purse, which they did to my friend. Then you have a few who turn around and have the nastiest dingle berries hanging from you know where. Yuck. Lucky for you I don’t have any pictures of that to share with you. Instead we have a goat chewing on another goat.
We had a great day at Simmons Farm. If your in the Pittsburgh area I recommend going out for a visit. They also have apple picking that I would like to go back and do sometime.
I feel so accomplished. It’s a holiday weekend. I could have went somewhere like everyone else, but today I decided to finally stop putting off my computer problems. I was not wanting to transfer files 2 GB at a time. Who would when your transferring around 50 gigs?? I am pretty sure I had some choice words through the day that my neighbors could hear when things weren’t going my way. I really need to put some money into an external hard drive. The main computer is formatted and the 2nd computer is back online! I had some help from someone with some programs and drivers I cleaned the hell out of the computer room too, what a mess it was!
I also changed the look of the blog now that I can use my home computer. I will be able to do my blogging now at home
We moved the 2nd computer to the same room as the main computer. So hubby and I are sitting here online at 1:45 am, not talking LOL
Here is a pic I took the other day just for fun:
Aren’t the little Ghost’s cute?
Friday a friend and I went out to lunch in Southside. I have been talking to her online for awhile but we met in a homeschooling group about 2 years ago. Thank you Amberlee for inviting me out to lunch. I had a great time!
re the earrings that make your holes bigger. We had agreed on how big you can go as the bigger you go the more likely it won’t go back to normal. Unfortunately I have run into the first time my teenager is going against her parents’ wishes. Kids can’t buy tattoos or get piercings without an adult but they can buy these that destroy their ears.