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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Scarecrow Patch

Believe it or not the last time we managed to get ourselves to a pumpkin patch was three years ago--prior to moving out here to Arapahoe!  We decided to revisit the one we discovered a bit north of Grand Island.  What I love about it--they have a family rate, $30 for the whole family, which in our case, saves us a bit of money and they don't do scary, gory Halloween stuff.  The whole place is just dedicated to pumpkins, animals, and fun "farm style" fun.  The kids always have a blast and nobody has to get traumatized during the process. ;o)

 The big slide
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 "Jumpin' Pumpkin"--the best way I could describe this would be a huge heavy duty tarp somehow anchored to the ground with an air compressor blowing a constant stream of pressure?  I really don't know how it works.  It isn't super springy like a trampoline, but it is humongous and fun to scale to the top.
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 Plastic culvert swings
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 Tire caterpillar
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 The corn box--always a favorite!
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 Some burying went on . . .
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 A zipline
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 Various animals to love on--goats, cow, mini pony, rabbits
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 Of course the hayrack ride to the pumpkin patch
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And subsequent return for a "straighter stem."
Third time's a charm. ;o)

They also have small bonfires going so the air smells of wood smoke and if you want you can purchase a little s'more kit and go roast your own marshmallows.  All in all, it's a really neat place and if you ever find yourself in the Grand Island area some weekend in Sept/Oct I highly recommend checking it out.  One last cool thing--all the activities you want to do are included in the the admission (there is nothing that they charge extra for!!).  That's a nice perk too. ;o)

1 comment:

Anna said...

What a fun place! ...and such a good price. My favorite shot is your 5 punkins--with their pumpkins. Looks liks a great family time. :)