The Three Hour Pumpkin

Last weekend my wife and I drove down the coast 45 miles to check-out the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival.

There is evidently such excitement about the annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival that over 200 million people descend on this little town from all over the region. It literally took us three hours to make the 45-mile trip.

At first I was very confused…what could possibly be so exciting about a pumpkin festival??? Then I saw this…

Gorilla

Gorilla

Where Pumpkins Come From

Where Pumpkins Come From

Unless you are a near-religious halloween pilgrim that just MUST worship at the feet of a giant gorilla that poops pumpkins or you’re an exceptional corn maze zealot, I suggest you avoid the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin festival at all costs.

Sorry if I sound bitter, I just miss buying a small lopsided pumpkin, a single roll of toilet paper and two Red Stripes at my local Korean bodega for $23.85.

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About adamahata

On February 5, 2008, after 15 amazing years in New York City, I got married, changed careers, and moved out to San Francisco. All within a three-week period, and with very little preparation. This blog is for those of you who follow me out to San Francisco (or have been here for a while and are still trying to figure this place out). You're not in Kansas anymore Dorothy.
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