We passed beautiful, beautiful fall foliage on our way to the pumpkin patch. Chance was entranced, and took about 3 or 278 pictures of trees - close-up trees, far away trees, blurry trees. I won't bore you with all of these, but suffice it to say I'll have no problems finding background shots for the scrapbook pages!
We did get to pass some neat, old buildings. Some related to the railroad, some unrelated that we just got to pass by. Barns, farms, storages, etc. This was my favorite . . .
Finally, after about a 1-hour ride, which included a short, but rousing rendition of "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", we made it to the pumpkin patch. Snoopy was there to greet the kids and take pictures with them. Each little munchkin got to pick a pumpkin from the patch. There was an art table, a place to write a postcard to The Great Pumpkin, a maze, a hayride, and a few vendors selling treats and fresh produce. What a fun, fun time!
After a hayride, a successful pumpkin hunt (we found 2 "great" pumpkins), several races through the maze, some postcards to the Great Pumpkin, some apple cider and cookies, we were ready for the train ride back to the station. What a fabulous day! If you're close enough to give it a try, we recommend the Mt. Hood Railroad!