Bates Nut Farm is the perfect description of Fall in San Diego; people walking around in shorts & flip flops while choosing huge pumpkins amongst the dry hills of Valley Center. Over the weekend, we headed up to this farm to revel in the 85 pound pumpkins, dried fruit and goodies from the general store, and spend time with friends. We had a great time watching our friends little ones pick out their own pumpkins, ranging from monsters to tiny "baby pumpkins" as Lexi & Henry called them. Of course we couldn't leave empty handed, so some Sarsaparilla & Salt Water Taffy were our take homes from the patch. It was such a fun afternoon celebrating one of the greatest seasons, even if we were sweating a little in the 90 degree heat!