Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pumpkin Bash

The day before Halloween we went to The Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle for the annual Pumpkin Bash with our friends, the Young family. Kids were allowed to wear costumes and get a discount on admission. We of course dressed ours up since we are never ones to turn down a discount! But when we got there we found out that it was actually cheaper to use our Microsoft Prime Card to get in then pay the actual admission. I was really surprised at how many people were there considering the fact that it was pouring rain pretty much the whole day. It was a lot of fun seeing all of the different and creative costumes.

The workers at the zoo filled pumpkins with different treats for the animals and put them in their enclosures for them to play with. They have posted times for each of the "feedings" but when we tried to get to the areas at their scehduled times, they were beyond packed with people and there was no way to really see what was going on. So we just wandered the zoo at our own pace taking in the sights. They also had a trick-or-treat area set up in one section of the zoo where local business could come and set up a table to advertise their services while handing out candies to the kids. I think the rain kept most of the vendors away though, because it was pretty dead in that area and the kids only got a couple of pieces of candy each.

Regardless of the rain and the crowds, it was still a fun day. Hopefully next year it won't be so crummy and we can go again. But what am I saying? The end of October in Seattle? Yeah, it's gonna be raining.

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