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Pumpkin Picking at Alstede Farm, Chester, Morris County, New Jersey - 24th October 2018

Thanks to a car borrowed from Phil and Tania, we get to go "up country" a bit and do a spot of pumpkin and apple picking at Alstede Farms in Chester, New Jersey. It's a pleasant trip, with orchards, pumpkins, some goats and a ride around in a trailer pulled by a tractor. Plus, we buy the world's biggest pumpkin - for $20 or something stupid - to carve up for Hallowe'en. Before that, we drive over to the boat pond in South Orange so that the boys can go mad in a playground for a bit, then follow that up with a stop at PieZon Pizza in West Orange - a place that from the outside, it has to be said, looks less than promising, but which does have genuinely good authentic-style pizza

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2018 Isobel and the boys wander up Cherry Lane towards the playground

Isobel and the boys wander up Cherry Lane towards the playground

2018 Fred runs around whilst Harry looks out over the 'ship'

Fred runs around whilst Harry looks out over the 'ship'

2018 Flags, and the Orange Resevoir

Flags, and the Orange Resevoir

2018 Swan pedalos on the Orange Resevoir

Swan pedalos on the Orange Resevoir

2018 Fred pokes a statue

Fred pokes a statue

2018 A bunch of traditional US traffic lights

A bunch of traditional US traffic lights

2018 Inside PieZon Pizza, with the traditional 'best in town' sign which they all have, but possibly true

Inside PieZon Pizza, with the traditional 'best in town' sign which they all have, but possibly true

2018 Harry and Isobel, at the counter, look over

Harry and Isobel, at the counter, look over

2018 Fred and Harry

Fred and Harry

2018 As we arrive at Alstede Farms, there's some sort of bird of prey in the sky

As we arrive at Alstede Farms, there's some sort of bird of prey in the sky

2018 Isobel gets the entry tickets

Isobel gets the entry tickets

2018 The boys wander off with a fruit box

The boys wander off with a fruit box

2018 Harry runs around in the orchards

Harry runs around in the orchards

2018 We head off into the maize maze

We head off into the maize maze

2018 We roam around in the 'beginners' maze

We roam around in the 'beginners' maze

2018 We reach the centre of the maze

We reach the centre of the maze

2018 Isobel and the boys read something

Isobel and the boys read something

2018 Harry runs out of the maze

Harry runs out of the maze

2018 The boys in the rows of apple trees

The boys in the rows of apple trees

2018 We head off up the hill

We head off up the hill

2018 Harry and Isobel

Harry and Isobel

2018 The boys are overwhelmed by the pumpkins on offer

The boys are overwhelmed by the pumpkins on offer

2018 Harry and Fred both choose massive pumpkins

Harry and Fred both choose massive pumpkins

2018 Harry contemplates a big orange vegetable

Harry contemplates a big orange vegetable

2018 Harry hugs his pumpkin

Harry hugs his pumpkin

2018 Pumpkins, and a cross on the hill

Pumpkins, and a cross on the hill

2018 We haul our booty back to the pay point

We haul our booty back to the pay point

2018 Fred hauls our collection to the car

Fred hauls our collection to the car

2018 The famberly on a trailer

The famberly on a trailer

2018 On the way round the 'hay ride', there's a cool derelict house

On the way round the 'hay ride', there's a cool derelict house

2018 Pumpkin patch sign - in case it wasn't obvious

Pumpkin patch sign - in case it wasn't obvious

2018 The Alstede Farm shop

The Alstede Farm shop

2018 We stop off for hot chocolate and get free popcorn

We stop off for hot chocolate and get free popcorn

2018 Harry does his best 'statue of Liberty'

Harry does his best 'statue of Liberty'

2018 Fred does the Liberty thing too

Fred does the Liberty thing too

2018 There sure are a lot of pumpkins about

There sure are a lot of pumpkins about

2018 Interesting vegetables

Interesting vegetables

2018 The boys mess around on an old McCormick Farmall tractor

The boys mess around on an old McCormick Farmall tractor

2018 Fred's too tall for the face-cut-out picture thing

Fred's too tall for the face-cut-out picture thing

2018 Back at the house, the pumpkins are piled up outside the door

Back at the house, the pumpkins are piled up outside the door

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Isobel and the boys wander up Cherry Lane towards the playground