Travelling south from San Francisco in October 2011 we stopped off for some fun at a pumpkin farm.
Halloween never used to be a big thing in the UK. And although it is more commercial now, as at this time of year there are pumpkins and fancy dress costumes in supermarkets, we still have nothing on the USA.
It was a real family outing, families out choosing your pumpkin out of the huge selection of all shapes and sizes is a big thing. They take quite a few to decorate their homes with.
I wonder who bought this one?
Cute little carts for the kids and the pumpkins.
Teepees and straw houses to play in. Even for the big kids.
Silly photo opportunities.
Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
If you are thinking of a Californian road trip, I highly recommend that you go in late October. Seeing California getting ready for Halloween was really interesting for us Brits, as to be honest Halloween is a bit tacky in Britain. In California it was fun and had a real holiday feel to it. And the weather at that time of year was really good.