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10/17/2010

The Pumpkin Patch

Today we spent the day with the kids in downtown Austin.  We ate tacos from a food truck, played at the park, and then stopped to buy cupcakes from a streamline trailer.  It was while I was navigating through a neighborhood waiting for my husband to buy cupcakes that we found a cute little church that had converted their front lawn into a pumpkin patch:


This is our first Fall outside of Arizona, so we are not used to all of these beautiful pumpkin choices:


I fell in love with these pumpkins with the spider web like designs:


I have no idea what type of pumpkin they are though.  Anyone know?  Now these pumpkins, I did learn the name of these:


The ones with all the crazy bumps that look like warts.  Do you know what they are called?  Lunch Lady pumpkins.  I thought that sounded completely made up, but I saw the name in more than one place.    One of the places I saw the name was this poster at the store:


This is a terrible picture of it, but I fell in love with it at the store.  It was just a display, not for sale, so I gave one of the employees my name and number and I am hoping they let me take it home after pumpkin selling season is over.  That way I can frame it for Fall next year.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!


13 comments:

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Beautiful pumpkins!! I love that bluish one. Wow!! Sounds like a wonderful day!

xox
Jen

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I did not know you live in Texas! I am a Texas girl too. Austin is my favorite city in the state.

Beautiful pumpkins!

Grace said...

I'm feeling ripped off that we don't have gorgeous pumpkins like those in Arizona. That pumpkin poster is fabulous - I hope they call you :)

Katie said...

I am DESPERATE for that poster!! In a white wood frame, hanging above our sideboard...I can't stand it! I am crossing my fingers that you get it. And if you do, that someday you find another one to steal for ME! :)

Lorie said...

Katie, I might have to go on a Whole Foods stake out! And maybe I could make a color copy?

Lorie said...

Jen, the bluish green one is an Australian pumpkin (so says Whole Foods! ;D)

Mindy - how does the saying go...I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could! ;D

Grace - It is so fun! And there are pumpkin patches everywhere! Honestly the front of the grocery store has enough pumpkins to be a pumpkin patch!

Anonymous said...

I wish we had food trucks here, I've heard they serve some of the best food!

Katie said...

Yes, I'm still obsessing. I Googled, and we're 2 miles from a Whole Foods (who knew??). If they have the poster, I'm going to ask for it. If they won't give it to me, I'll offer to buy it. If they won't let me buy it, I'm just going to grab it and run out of there as fast as I can.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love all the different kinds of pumpkins! We normally just get plain carving pumpkins, but I found a Cinderella one this year and it is so cute:)

Jodi said...

I love all the pumpkins, you are lucky, we have orange and white and maybe green! I love the poster too, I hope you get it!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

You have totally got to go to Kinkos and copy that poster if they let you have it!

Delia said...

What a charming place. I love that sign. I am crossing my fingers for you! :)

Lorie said...

Kathie, we went looking for one that competed on The Great Food Truck Race on The Food Network, but they weren't where they said they would be. We were sort of bummed until we tasted the tacos we bought from Torchy Tacos. OH MY GOODNESS they were amazing. Honestly some of the best food I have ever eaten! Now we can't wait to try another gourmet food truck!