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Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Getting ready for our day trip out of town.

Pumpkin Picking & Falls Park Fun

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Over the past two weeks the weather has really cooled down here in Sioux Falls and we’ve been getting really excited about the upcoming holidays.  Yesterday, we finally jump-started our holiday season by taking a little trip to the outskirts of town where we could pick our own pumpkin…the old fashioned way.

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When I was a kid, we always picked our own pumpkin.  It was the cheapest way…and the funnest way…to pick your holiday pumpkin.  Nowadays it’s a little different.  You can pick your pumpkin up at any Wal-mart across the country, so what’s the point in “picking”, right?  But I think there’s something to be said for the experience of visiting a real farm and seeing where pumpkins really come from.

I know mija loved it.  We walked around the whole farm and took pictures of the fields, the animals, the shops and every other little attraction.  It was fun and I’m sure it will be something we remember for a long time.  Back in Michigan we used to go to Pumpkin patches all the time, and berry picking and apple picking…but we hadn’t done any of those things here in Sioux Falls yet, so it was really nice to continue the tradition in a new place.

The farm that we visited yesterday is quite far from our home, so I buckled mija up in her big girl Frontier car seat and we headed for the “country”.  We packed up a little picnic lunch and I took my new Nikon D3200 camera so we could get plenty of pictures of our outing to send back home to grandma.  ;)

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It was so much fun to spend the day doing something that reminded me of my own childhood.  The environment was so peaceful.  For nature lovers, I know you get what I’m saying.  Sometimes you just need to “get away from it all”.  We definitely did that and loved it, as you can see in the pictures below.  Check out the photos from our trip below.

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Ready to go play…and not even about to wait for her picture to be taken.

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Practicing her ‘mean mug’ from “Are We There Yet?”

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

“No thank you.  I can do it myself, mom.”

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Looking for just the right pumpkin.

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

That’s the one!

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Oooh…let’s check out this cool barrel train!

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Looking slick.  Yeah, I think she likes this little race car looking train.

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Feeding the little goats and making friends for life. ;)

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Sitting on daddy’s shoulders…

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Otra vez…

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Walking hand in hand with her papi.

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Look…ducks!

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Asking daddy questions about everything we saw today. :)

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

The Sioux River carving through the rocks at Falls Park.

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

The falls of the Sioux River again.

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

A train passing over the falls.

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Relaxing in Falls Park #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Mija waving goodbye to the train as it passes.

Do you travel during the holidays or go out on day trips with your familia?  Where do you go and what is your favorite activity?

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  • desumama
    October 26, 2013 at 11:12 am

    So glad you got this new camera! I love seeing pretty pictures of Lily…. looks like she had fun!

    • Chantilly Patiño
      Chantilly Pati&ntild
      October 26, 2013 at 6:21 am

      Thanks Vanessa! We had so much fun and it was nice to get so many great photos of our trip with this new camera. So excited to start getting back into photography. ;)

  • Amanda Her
    October 27, 2013 at 9:01 am

    The pictures came out so beautiful! Looks like you guys had a great time too!

    • Chantilly Patiño
      Chantilly Patiño
      October 30, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      Thanks Amanda! It was so much fun to take out my new camera and get all these beautiful photos! I’ve missed photography too. :)