I have always enjoyed the tradition of taking the kids to a local pumpkin patch to pick their own pictures. Not only does it provide fun memories and a good time, but it also turns out a lot of cute pictures! So I asked around to find out where one might be here in hot southern Utah, and learned of the Staheli Family Farm. Our first attempt to go to this pumpkin patch was last weekend when my family was in town... that was a bust. Then we decided to try again last Tuesday when Todd was home from work. We weren't quite sure when they opened. On their corn maze site it said 5-10p, but we didn't know if that included the patch. So about 3p we headed out anyways. The place was like a ghost town... no one was around, but we decided to wander around anyways and get a look at the patch. We were sorely disappointed. First, it was a long hot walk to the the pumpkins (now I understand why they advertised "free hayride to and from pumpkin patch") and when we got there the place was so sparse. Plus, the pumpkins didn't even grow there, they had them brought in. Of course, I still took advantage of their displays so I could get some pictures taken... hey, I still had to document our adventure! Then we decided to concede with the pumpkin patch idea, and instead headed to Walmart, bought the pumpkins there (and take more pictures), and then finish off the outing with ice cream! The actual pumpkin patch was a sad sight, but the overall trip was a whole lot of fun!