Anyway, yesterday we thought we'd check out Rowley's Red Barn, a place in Santaquin that sells AMAZING homemade ice cream, treats, and farm fresh produce, because it's also a working farm.
mint cookies and cream,
Everyone approved of their flavor choices. Even the soft serve was the best soft serve I've ever tasted. Ellie was quite pleased.
Once we had all finished stuffing our faces, we went on a hayride out to the pumpkin fields.
Pedal tractor races:
And a friendly horse from the neighboring field:
There were also apple cannons, a small maze, and a big sandbox. The kids had so much fun that we had to remind them to go pick out their pumpkins before it got too dark.
Each kid chose whatever pumpkin they could carry and carefully cradled them in their laps on the hayride back. The sunset was gorgeous as the tractor steadily pulled us past the apple orchards and back to the parking lot.
Once paid for, we piled into the van and finished off our autumnal adventure with a thermos of hot cocoa and some more apple cider doughnuts.
I love these kinds of outings, the ones that are just perfect from start to finish. We had such a good time. We might have to make this an annual tradition from now on! See you next year, Red Barn!