14 October 2010

Citrouilles pour tout le monde (même les zombies)

Over the weekend I went to the northeastern part of Long Island (the North Fork) with some friends for pumpkin picking. It was such a wonderful day right from the beginning. Sleeping late, green tea and pumpkin spice lattes, a gorgeous drive east on Sunrise Highway, and seeing all the beautiful houses and farms along the way. Did you know that Long Island can sometimes look a little like Pennsylvania? It made me warm and fuzzy inside to be far away from crowded streets, looking at wide expanses of farmland.
The pumpkin patch at Krupski's was adorable, and they had a great selection of pumpkins. I just wish they would have let us actually cut our own from the vine. I suppose they don't really want people wielding knives, despite the potential entertainment.After choosing pumpkins there was a haunted corn maze that we made our way through. Jackie and Louis held hands, to be sweet, though it wasn't very scary. There was an abandoned tractor in the maze surrounded by wildflowers that looked almost painted against the perfect blue sky. Zombies followed us around, we found out that aside from jumping out and scaring people and making little kids cry, they keep a mini-keg out in the corn and forgot their lighters and politely asked to borrow one. Zombies, polite folk.
Further out east in Greenport we had lunch at the cutest organic sandwich shop where I had a yardstick made of violet flavored marshmallow as an appetizer. We wandered around the beautiful little town down to the docks to look at the sailboats.

In a knickknack shop I found the cutest salt and pepper shakers! I would mix up the animals instead of just choosing a pair of rabbits or owls. There was no purchase though because they were a bit pricey.The best part of the day was a beer tasting at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company. My favorite was their fall beer, Leaf Pile. Local craft brews cannot be beat. If you are ever in Long Island you have to come out here.The day ended near my friend's favorite beach where there is a beautiful Labyrinth and a million shimmering shells. After the sun went down we started driving home, but the day wasn't complete until we stopped for pumpkin flavored ice cream! It ended perfectly when I passed out in the car on the ride home from the combination of a sugar crash and happy exhaustion.

24 comments

  1. What a fun day!
    That beer sounds awesome, definitely going to have to tell my man about that one.
    Too bad those salt n' peppa shakers were so $$, they're adorable!
    :)

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  2. hehe looks like we got to enjoy a similar awesome weekend! Looks like you had a really great time too!!! I didn't get any pumpkins yet, but seeing that pumpkin patch makes me wish I did!
    Oh and nope, I'm not in PA, Im in Ontario. But hey that's pretty close :o)

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  3. Both of my parents grew up on the island & i still have family living there, so it's like a second home. This makes me miss it, but these pictures are really cute!

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  4. that photo of you with the sunglasses is beautiful. You're absolutely gorgeous girl!

    Sounds like a fun weekend, boy, do I love corn mazes!

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  5. You are so beautiful!! ;)

    I've bee dying to go to a pumpkin patch. :)

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  6. I am in love with the sunglasses photo! x

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  7. wow, what a day!! Loved the photos, you look adorable and so cute ^^
    we don't have the pumpkin tradition here in Portugal, but I love it anyway!
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    Thanks for sharing such a perfect day :)

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    Thank you so much***

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  9. Wow!!!))) Very, Very, Very, Beautiful post, LIFE IS LOVE!!!)))

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  10. these are beautiful photos. very calm, serene colours...love it :)

    xx

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  11. Beautiful pictures! Looks like such a fun and lovely day :D xx

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  12. Oh I simply adore your blog. And you are so pretty.
    I am definitely a new follower.
    Oh and thank you so much for the comment, it was so sweet of you.

    -Ana

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  14. that pumpkin patch looks so cool! I wish there was something like that around here. Also, that bunny shaker is killing me!

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  15. that pumpkin patch looks so cool! I wish there was something like that around here. Also, that bunny shaker is killing me!

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  16. seems like you had a fun time there !
    and the pumpkin yard is soo cool ! ive never seen one in my whole life before..

    have a great weekend !
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  17. This all looks so picturesque! That photo of the pumpkin patch makes me so happy. I don't know why. Maybe because I've never seen anything like that here in Australia. Anyway, it sounds like the perfect day trip :)

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  18. MY gosh this place looks like a dream. There aren't any pumpkin crops around here and I'm totally missing these little parts of the states (the fall weather and the snow and everything in between).

    xo
    Sophie

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  19. You are always doing the most amazing things! Love all the photos.

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  20. What a fun day!! The maze looks fun even though the zombies aren't that scary lol Beautiful pics!:)

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  21. MY gosh this place looks like a dream. There aren't any pumpkin crops around here and I'm totally missing these little parts of the states (the fall weather and the snow and everything in between).

    xo
    Sophie

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  22. wow, what a day!! Loved the photos, you look adorable and so cute ^^
    we don't have the pumpkin tradition here in Portugal, but I love it anyway!
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    Thanks for sharing such a perfect day :)

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  23. hehe looks like we got to enjoy a similar awesome weekend! Looks like you had a really great time too!!! I didn't get any pumpkins yet, but seeing that pumpkin patch makes me wish I did!
    Oh and nope, I'm not in PA, Im in Ontario. But hey that's pretty close :o)

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