We decided to kick of the Fall Festival season with a trip to Club Lake Plantation in Apopka. I read an awesome review that they had an opportunity to do some "punkin chunkin" and I knew the boys would be thrilled. Keith stayed home to take care of some things around the house and Grandma and Grandpa Holloway met us there.
I was thrilled with the amount of bounce houses for the younger crowd as well as big-kid activities. Middle school kids are a tough age to please on these "little kid" outings.
The shack for punkin' chunkin. We decided to use tennis balls for these launchers and save the pumpkins for the giant sling-shot.
Daniel getting ready to shoot his tennis ball at the target.
Joshua was really trying hard to hit the target.
I love the irony of a corn maze with palm trees hanging overhead. I had no problems keeping my orientation with this maze.
Off we go into the corn.
After surviving the corn maze, we raced rubber duckies down water gutters. These boys are fiercely competitive!
This sweet girl was hot and we decided to check out the refreshments. We had some delicious fresh-squeezed lemonade.
Grandma and Grandpa Holloway
This was super-addicting. The string seems barely long enough for the horse shoe to hook on the mounted horse shoe. Daniel really got into this.
This sweet boy is growing up much too fast!! Those dimples are the sweetest!
The boys chilling out before the hay ride.
Megan preparing to chunk her pumpkin out into the barrel in the water.
Joshua getting ready to launch. Over near the closest fence post, you can see Megan's pumpkin flying through the air.
Watching her pumpkin soar!
Daniel getting a little help in the muscles department from the teenage volunteer.
We took a hayride all around the grounds and met a very friendly deer.
Joshua and Grandma chilling on the hayride.
Such a sweet face!
Megan practicing her driving skills.
Joshua and Daniel trying to determine if it's a real tractor, or just a prop.
Picking out pumpkins.
Grandpa Holloway and the kids.
Daniel painstakingly looked for the perfect pumpkin, and it died about 2 weeks later.
Megan picked out a big pumpkin and it lived on our front porch for a while.
Showing his pumpkin lots of TLC.
Joshua and I in the pumpkin patch.
It was a great time! We can't wait to do it again next year!