Time away from home during the fall always gives me new perspective.
On one hand, there is nothing more gorgeous than an East Coast fall; but on the other hand, there is nothing like a cozy, coastal town that lives for the holidays.
Half Moon Bay, California, has always always reminded me of the fictitious Halloweentown in the Disney Channel Original Movies by the same names.
Not only do the quirky people remind me of the characters from the movies; but a stop at any of the numerous pumpkin patches feel like you’re actually visiting the imaginary town, despite the lack of people in costumes (or monsters).
Of course, the above sign could also refer to Lady Gaga’s fans and not the adorable costume-clad children or Halloweentown characters- but who’s to say, which is right.
The pumpkin patch owners, maybe.
A visit to Half Moon Bay, always feels like visiting a place frozen in time- or maybe just a few serene hours engraved on my soul.
At one of the pumpkin patches, to the side of the ponies, waiting to be ridden, this rocking horse sat smiling and waiting for use.
Wandering the pumpkin patch, I found large pumpkins awaiting to be weighed for contests; scarecrows; hay bales; and even fun wooden cutouts to stick my head through.
Too bad that I didn’t go at night, because I bet that the haunted houses would have been a lot of fun (even though I hate things like that).
In between all of the exploring, I managed to snap several photos of my friend Noelle around the farms.
(And even get someone to take a photo of myself- ha!)
Until next year.
See Also: Half Moon Bay (Poem)