The pumpkin patch(es) at Bates Nut Farm opened last week and we made our annual trip out to Valley Center to check out the Big Macs over the weekend. Like last year, the Big Macs were not as big or plentiful as the first year we visited but we still had a great time walking among the pumpkins, taking pictures and visiting the animals. I really can't believe how much Parker has grown since our first visit!
-Go early. The light isn't great for pictures but it gets hot and crowded in the afternoons.
-Go early. The road into Bates is small. Traffic can get really backed up.
-Bring wipes or antibacterial stuff because there aren't any hand washing stations by the animals.
Bates Nut Farm
15954 Woods Valley Road
Valley Center, CA 92802
[They are looking more and more alike everyday.]
[Can you spot the bees hard at work?]
[Parker was not into taking pictures and posing this year. All he wanted to do was climb on stuff. So I just let him do his thing and tried to capture since budding sense of adventure in my snaps.]
[This is what you get when you say, "Smile and then we can go look at animals."]
[This persimmon tree was perfection. I may or may not have rolled that big pumpkin to that spot to get the shot.]