I bet you can’t guess what I did this weekend.

It involved a hairy cow.

Mooo! (that's "hello there" in cowspeak)

A stupid sign.

No Do Not Have Fun!?! (That's all I could see from afar.)

Some crazy teeth… (I couldn’t help but think of Whoopie Goldberg in that scene from the Color Purple movie when Miss Celie smiled for the first time and her teeth filled the entire screen.)


Seemingly endless repetition of the phrase, “Winner, winner, chicken dinner.”

Oh, and a really pushy jackass.

Give up?

"Winner, winner, chicken dinner!"

Amy and the boys came for a visit!

Amy with the Pushy Jackass

Brianna and TJ had to stay home in Maryland because Brianna was supposed to have a soccer tournament.  It got canceled, which really stinks. It would have been nice to have all of them down for a visit.

Though, to be honest, Brianna probably would have been bored at Pumpkinville. That is where Amy and I took the boys on Saturday. We’d actually planned it pretty far in advance.

Pumpkinville is the annual Fall festival at the Leesburg Animal Park in nearby Loudon County. It was sort of lame, but the boys had fun.

Boys Having Fun (aka Gaige Goofing Off for Camera)

And they had a really cool petting zoo, which I loved.

Joey and Gaige

It was a nice visit. On Sunday, we walked down to the Warrenton Branch Greenway, which is about two blocks from our house, to take some pictures.

More on that adventure later.

I took lots of pictures. Some good, and some not so good.

We’ll save the outtakes for another post, okay?

I Walk the Line

I can’t help but think of Johnny Cash when I look at that last shot.

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you’re mine, I walk the line

Here’s the best shot of the weekend. It didn’t come easy. Or cheap!

Joey, Amy, and Gaige

More shots from their visit to come in my next post.

I hope your weekend was equally as much fun!

8 Replies to “Pumpkinville”

  1. Aw, the pictures are great, the pushy jackass seems like a funny character, and Amy’s hair looks super cute!

    Shybiker, I think it’s funny that the hairy cow is nightmare inducing for you, lol. I was all about petting one of those suckers when I saw them in Scotland last year. Except the highland cattle that I saw have horns, unlike the one pictured here, so it might even be more scary for you! 🙂

  2. What a great post! Your pictures are wonderful – especially that last ‘money shot’ and the story is awesome too. (I also love petting zoos) And I love those hairy, smiley animals. Another thing that I love are the names: Gaige, Briana, and Joey – very cool.

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