There aren’t many “Pumpkin Patches” in Florida. Or at least in the Tampa Bay area. Which is totally understandable. This is a place for sand and beaches not fall leaves and harvest. However, there were a few places that had events such as face painting, corn mazes, a corn “sandbox”, a train ride and a small pumpkin patch but they were quite a distance away and given that both Josie and I were “getting over colds”, we decided to play it safe and stay close to home. Rather, we headed to Hyde Park Village in downtown Tampa, where they had a small “Pumpkin Patch” where you could snap some photos and even pick out a few pumpkins, big and small, if you’d like. It was nice. It was perfect. It was exactly what we were looking for. Especially since Josie really doesn’t know any better (next year will be different), we were more so looking to snap some good shots of her touching the pumpkins and exploring on her own. Which we did and we had a good time. It was a nice day. Breezy, clear skies and warm in the sun, that’s for sure. But I’m not complaining. We do, occasionally, miss the North Autumn leaves and breeze but we both know we were not happy there even though Fall was both our favorite seasons.
Thinking of you, Miss Julia Kielar…this was the place in college, wasn’t it? Made me think of you and miss you terribly.