Bill and Bonnie Neely
We live in South Carolina, but we have family in New Jersey. It being October, we decided to pack our RV and go northward. In one trip we could celebrate loved ones’ birthdays and also do some leaf-peeping. But this time we were a bit too early. Fall temperatures were above normal, and the leaves were still hanging on. But still we found plenty to reassure us that autumn had indeed arrived.
Corn maze and pumpkin patch festivities are celebrated widely at Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York farms. At Everitt’s Pumpkin Patch in Raritan, New Jersey, we walked a winding pathway through dense thickets of drying cornstalks about 12 feet high in search of the Magic Red Pumpkin. After many dead ends we found it, and before us lay a land full of orange pumpkins of all sizes from which to select our jack-o’-lanterns.
In these states the pumpkin Halloween…