Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Pumpkin Festival from H...................................

Saturday, my only day partially off. I say partially because I am still on pager, and I get at least six calls from my staff on Saturdays. Today I slept in and then while I was still in my undies (I knew you would want that information) I emailed Rhea a few times about the trip my family were going to take to the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival. We finally got on the road and were two miles outside Hartsburg at 1pm. AT 2pm, we were still two miles outside Hartsburg. Mercede was throwing a fit in the back of the car. I had Cheyenne and Aysha spraying her with their squirt water bottles, as I couldn't reach her myself. We finally hit Hartsburg right before 3pm. Then I saw the population sign, I was scared. This town puts on a festival that has thousands of people that attend and THIS is their population.....


I did find out why it took two hours to move 2 miles, look at the detour they had us go thru..


We finally hit the festival and I spot a pumpkin snow man. So cute..


Then we have to drive thru, yes thru the festival!! Do you know how long it takes to move thru all these people walking in front of you?


Then I finally find a parking place next to the corn field and Children of the Corn scenes race thru my mind. I wait a few minutes in my car, to make sure Malachai doesn't pop out at us.


We have only two hours to spend at the festival because it ends at 5pm. It was two hours too long!lol Mercede was on a roll, and I had to call my husband to tell him I might have to sacrifice Mercede to "He Who Walks Behind the Rows". Mercede got lucky as I never ran into Isaac. We did find some pumpkins. Mercede had some choice words when she found out I wasn't going to carry one of them back to the car.


Their were some interesting sights to see like this dog, his name is Cajun (bet you couldn't figure that out)


Oh and they had funnel cakes, wait it gets better they had funnel cakes with lots of bavarian creme on top. I wanted to snap a picture, I really did, but we ate it too quick but I did snap this photo of Aysha with some traces of it on her.


Ok, so it wasn't all bad, I found these crafts, and I took the lady's card, so now my family will know what they are getting for Christmas (the lady's card, ha ha).


After Mercede and I wrestled near the Baptist Church (I was just trying to baptist her), we decided it was time to head home, well that and the fact it was 5pm. I noticed that we must of missed Malachai, as he had left some marks of his sickle in this pumpkin next to the corn field.


As we are pulling out of the corn field, we are made to detour to a country road. Then it ends and their are two ways to take, no directions on either way. Cars in front of me turn both ways, so I choose right. A car going the opposite way flags me down and ask if I know how to get to the highway. I was going to ask them the same. So after I go that way awhile, I turned around and went the other way, and then I turned around again and headed back the way I started.... and then I turned again, cause I stopped someone whom knew where to go. I traveled on this back road to "no where" forever. I can't see anything from the dust.


Then there was this bridge, yikes, are their words..


I really thought that this was going to be like those movies of them small towns that lure tourist to their deaths. But we did make it home. I stopped at Wal-Mart to buy Mercede a pumpkin to stuff her in, I also got a picture of the crafts the girls picked out. I had to take the photo by my favorite spider Bert. Bert is only one of the few hundred spiders that have taken over our home.


This post is dedicated to Insane Momma and her Halloween contest. Go check it out here.


Kelsey said...
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Kelsey said...

yeah sorry I just had a comment and them somehow managed to delete it, so here it is again.

108 people?! That is one small town, although does it really count as one?

Glad you made it home alive! That one picture is pretty freaky..Children of the corn scene is right!

WheresMyAngels said...

I know, it is weird to think that it is considered anything!! lol I will say there was this HUGE 3 story mansion right outside of the ummmm town. I was unhappy not to get a picture of it. I think the house would of easily held all of their population.

christie said...

Wow...that children of the corn got me. Just thinking about that movie gives me the creeps.
I love the photos of your girls and I'm glad that you didn't get lost in the corn...or should I say, you found your way out of the corn?

oº˚ Queen Bee ˚ºo said...

Oh my God that was funny! I love it! I think we may be able to make a new children of the corn movie. LOL -- Thanks for sharing -- hope you win. Much Love


sheree said...

omg, you are too funny!

Love all of the pics. The one of Aysha is AWESOME!

latree said...

those are great pictures you took. you always find a point of view that crack me up!

stefanie said...

What a day!

Glad Mercede got her pumpkin, and I could definitely go for some funnel cake!!!

Maybe one of the townspeople could have directed traffic?

That is the strangest dog grooming I have ever seen. Poor doggy.

Never saw Children of the Corn, I spent too much time in cornfields as a teenager to want to add scary images to my memories.

My name is Sarah said...

Oh my...this is Sarah's mom. I am laughing, crying, screaming, I need to change my pants, just simply hysterical with laughter. Sarah is looking at me like I've lost my mind. You had me at the Children of the Corn reference but then the dog photo scrolled up. Sarah just told me to calm down. What a day!!!

Robin said...

That's comforting to know that you have Children of the Corn images racing through your mind too. That was the first scary movie I ever made it through and I can't stand the thoughts of it now! I'm also really pumped now to take a field trip to a pumpkin patch and corn maze with my kindergarten class! lol Do you want to go with us?????

Insane Mama said...

I love Children of the corn, the best scary movie EVER I think.
Thanks for participating, I got you down for three entries

JennyH said...

You just crack me up!

Sounds like an eventful half day!
Cute pictures. Your girls are beautiful!

Casey's trio said...

What an exciting day...sounds like there is never a dull moment in your family. And I can totally relate:)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...


Kirstie says..... said...

You are absolutely hilarious! God has blessed you with a great sense of humor and three very beautiful girls.

Cheri said...

Great story! My one and only child is 14 and when asked if she wanted to do the pumpkin thing this year she said - I think I'll pass. They grow up so fast and you often don't realise the last time you do something that it is indeed the last time. Treasure it! Blogging is a great way to have a written record - years from now you can go back and re-live the day!

Meridith said...

OH MY!! That is one CRAZY adventure!!! lol....

Rachel Ann said...

OMG!! You are way too funny! I love the pictures and the story behind it!

Can I add you to my roll call? I definitely want to keep up with you and your fam.

Rhea said...

That's a freaky scary spider!! Loved your pumpkin fest photos! Sorry it wasn't as fun as it could have been but I like the Christmas gifts you are thinking about getting.

Thanks for the shout out toO!

Michelle said...

How can you be so calm talking about Bert and his invading friends? I would be freaking out. That is one big motherbleeping spider!

Miranda said...

yikes, that is one nasty spider there in the last pic.

I can't believe they make people drive THROUGH the crowd! I can't help but laugh at the whole children of the corn thing, only because I always think that way too. It's creepy and there's no way I'd want to drive over that bridge either. I hope the memories made were at least worth the trip. :)

Yaya said...

Oh that would boil my blood trying to drive through all those ppl! Lol!

You life sounds very blessed, and busy! I love the "Child Husband" phrase! So true!

PS Saw you on SiTS-feel free to add me if you want!

Susan said...

That was quite an experience! Love the pictures, they could almost tell the story for you, but you really have a way of bringing a story to life.

Christine said...

Awesome pictures! Love the gourds!