Halloween is just a few weeks away, which means it’s time for scary movies, decorations and my annual trip to the pumpkin patch.
Growing up in The Bahamas, I always envied the American kids who got to decorate their houses and go to pumpkin patches. Sure, I got the chance to trick-or-treat, but wearing Halloween costumes in 80 degree weather just didn’t have the same vibe.
Ever since moving to the US, I’ve made it a priority to go to a pumpkin patch in October. I was beyond disappointed that I couldn’t go in 2020 due to Covid-19. But, now that places have reopened, things have changed.
I live in DC, but I enjoy travelling to Alexandria in Virginia. So, I immediately sought out a pumpkin patch in the area. My search led me to the Zabriskie Chapel – Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill pumpkin patch in Alexandria.
This is a pick-and-pay patch, which features a huge selection of pumpkins of different sizes.
I must admit, this patch didn’t have the same vibe as other patches I have been to, and that was mainly due to the size of the property and the fact that it was near 80 degrees the day I went. I like to pick pumpkins when there’s a crisp chill in the air.
To its credit, the patch had a great variety and I was able to buy two pumpkins for under $10. I also bought some delicious cupcakes while out there.
I haven’t carved my pumpkins and I don’t plan to this year. I will paint them instead.
While there wasn’t much to do at the pumpkin patch, I did enjoy my impromptu photoshoot and was very happy with my purchase. I may try to find another patch on a farm next time, just to see how it looks.
This Bahamian Gyal