Nathalia and her baby and I got in the car and traveled about 45 minutes outside Washington, D.C., a region that segues from urban to rural amazingly rapidly. We arrived at the orchard and pumpkin patch, and as soon as we got out of the car and started walking, we realized that we were going to have stunning, idyllic fall weather for our little adventure.
We declined a tractor ride to the pumpkin patch and instead wandered over there through the apple orchards.
We wanted just a handful of apples, and they were easy to find once we got farther into the rows of trees.
And then we found the pumpkin patch!
I held the baby while her mama looked for a pumpkin.
Then we just decided to pick a pumpkin back at the entrance, where there were beautiful piles of all kinds of pumpkins.
And Nathalia found the perfect (and oddly hollow) pumpkin!
We meandered around to see the farm animals (baby was fascinated by the llama!), bought the pumpkin, four apples and some apple cider, and shared a caramel apple before heading home. I already love this memory with my friend and her daughter.