The pumpkins were just amazing, every bit as fantastic as all the pictures I've seen in years past.
Even Carl, who very grudgingly went to the Arboretum, was impressed with the pumpkins.
I could have done without a few hundred of the people there, but I suppose I can't really blame everyone from wanting to come out and see the pumpkins, too.
The Pumpkin Village is possibly one of the coolest designed places I've ever seen.
All these little homes. Built by pumpkins.
With pumpkins EVERYWHERE!
We spent the big part of our visit here, though, in the new Children's Adventure Garden. It just opened a few weeks before our visit, and its a very cool place to go.
It just opened a few weeks before our visit, and its a very cool place to go.
The "secret garden" was really a maze.
Complete with its own fairy garden, and dragons.
Even a sword to pull out of a stone.
The adventure gardens are beautifully designed.
Fun for the kids, and stunning for us parents.
By far, the boys' favorrite part of the garden was this wind machine they got locked up in.
It blows tornado-style winds at you.
And they LOVED it.
Just look at their gleeful faces.
Still.. the highlight of the visit, for me, was the pumpkins.