Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Blasters!

As annually as possible, our family travels to Dell'Osso Family Farms pumpkin patch to pick out our Halloween jack-o-lanterns for that year. Last year we were unable to make the voyage to Lathrop, California which is about a forty-five minute drive from our home in Oakdale. This year, however, we were determined to go. So amid gymnastics meets, traveling to see family in Louisiana, and various other activities that keep our family on the go, we planned a Saturday morning to attend the pumpkin blaster extravaganza.

This year we were lucky to have our dear friends, who recently moved into Oakdale and our lives, make the trek with us. We were extremely excited to share the pumpkin blaster fun with their family. If you have no clue what a pumpkin blaster is try to think potato cannon/ air cannon that you insert tiny pumpkins into and one at a time, aim to hit targets inside a large netted area like a huge driving range. Surrounded by camouflaged netting and painted in the same camouflage you load your pumpkin into the cannon and take aim at whatever car, giant pumpkin, bat, or other target you would like your pumpkin to explode against. If you are patient and have a large basket of pumpkin ammunition at your ready, eventually you might get lucky and hit exactly what you were aiming for.

It should almost be considered a new extreme sport. Everyone in our group had to have at least three turns at any of the sixteen or so cannons that were available to shoot. We had a blast while blasting pumpkins at all of the various targets. I love how Darby is the spotter for Ruby, the sniper, who is manning the pumpkin blaster in the following photo!
More fun was to be had at the Del'Osso Farm that day as I hope to post more from our extremely fun and eventful day in later posts, so stay tuned!

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