WEST VIRGINIA, HEY HEY! Isn’t there a song that has those lyrics or something? No? I’m crazy? That’s fine. I’m totes okay with that. Whether there is a song or not, I spent my Saturday trapezing in the countryside of Harpers Ferry, WV for a spooky Living Social adventure.
Honestly, the whole week leading up to it I was convinced my kidneys were going to be harvested and I was going to get murdered by a backwoods redneck. Safe to say, I made it through unharmed and with lots of photographs. Including a few of me harassing pumpkin people. Y’all know how I feel about statues.
The living social adventure took place at Ridgefield Farms, an adorable little pumpkin patch and orchard. We came to the event, very prepared and ready to rock.
The ride over was great! We laughed and got caught up on life. Plus, once we were out of the concrete jungle that is DC, the scenes were quite lovely!
Montañas and rivers, GALORE! Yay nature!
After we got there (and Melanie was rest assured because it wasn’t a tin foiled trailer with a large man in a dirty white t shirt scratching his belly) we decided to head to the patch and do some pumpkin pickin’.
Why, you are a very handsome fruit, I think I’ll pick you..
Although there were no cannibalistic rednecks, there were, in fact, really creepy pumpkin people everywhere. I was certain this creepy one with the beard was eyeing me all night.
Melanie really liked him. I’m pretty sure I would never EVER be around those things at night. Chucky anyone?
“Oh father, it looks like uncle jimbo is drunk again.”
“Oh no! I just accidently urinated in that fountain!”
After we were done picking the best plump fruits in all the land, we headed over to eat some
gruel er, dinner! It actually wasn’t bad at all! Mel even approved.
After we grubbed, we decided to partake in a few s’mores. Luckily, they had my favorite kind of chocolate, so I was happy.
“Chesnuts roasting, on an open fire…” oh wait. wrong season.
After we were filled to the gullet with s’mores, we wandered about the floral fields to snap trendy photographs. In all honesty, the farm was completely gorgeous. I love being outdoors, especially in autumn, and the falling leaves, beautiful plants and decor really made me feel all cozy, warm and nostalgic inside.
There was this incredible fog that was floating over the field. Well, either fog or a school of ghosts.
“Ever since I can remember, I’ve been poppin my collar.”
After our photography session, we went back to the picnic table to watch peeps carve their pumpkins. We didn’t carve any but it was fun to see who won the carving contests! Plus, as it got darker, they lit up the picnic area with lights. Thankfully. I’m not all about the sitting in the dark in the middle of the woods thing.
After we saw who won, it was our turn to go through the haunted house, the haunted tractor and through the corn maze. This is where I had very high expectations. The event itself was $60 dollars and it was advertised as being “really scary.” I’ll start with the haunted house. It wasn’t scary, at all. It was pitch black and people were just pounding on walls. Totes lame. So, eager to actually get scared, I had higher hopes for the tractor ride. Sadly, it was also really lame. They had a few people with chainsaws just jumping out but there was nothing remotely terrifying. No randoms popping out, no scary cornfield characters. It was just, so dumb. The corn maze was the biggest disappointment. There were NO scary people jumping out, no scary scenes, no sounds. So boring.
However, it was nice to get away. Like I said, the farm was gorgeous and it’s good to get out of the city! What fun fall things have y’all been doing?