So, our pumpkin got smashed, but I refused to let some snotty teens/young adults ruin our Halloween traditions. The only logical thing to do was to go get another.
The same day that we found our pumpkin smashed in the street, kiddo and I ventured off to Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse, CA, to find ourselves a replacement.
Let's just say we had no problems finding one. Actually, I should say we had a problem sticking to JUST one!
I took her here when she was just about a year old for her first pumpkin, and we hadn't been back since. I regret that now, as they have an awesome selection of pumpkins at AWESOME prices. My husband had taken her to Apple Hill the day before and sat horrible traffic and battled lines of people just to get an apple donut. Davis Ranch was the opposite: well organized parking thanks to their several parking attendants, and lots of check-out stands for you to make your purchases.
We lucked out and showed up during their Harvest Festival, but even though they were busier than normal, it was never out of control. And since there weren't a gazillion people there, my Fall photos with kiddo turned out great without me having to crop random people out of my pictures (I hate doing that).
She and I had a BLAST. We got feathers put in our hair by one of the vendors, then spent the next couple of hours loading up our cart with almonds, pistachios, avocados, corn, green beans, gourds, winter squash for soups, and of course.....pumpkins.
And for the same price of the one pumpkin we lost, we added SO many more pumpkins to our front entry way. Thank you Davis Ranch for a great day! Next year, we're coming here first!