With a life of small kids, you become well-versed with local parks, kids' theme destinations and kid-friendly restaurants. And over the last 4 years, I have become quite knowledgeable of pumpkin patches. Here in LA, it is hard to find pumpkin patches that aren't over-crowded or highly expensive. My notable favorites are Tapia Brothers and Underwood Family Farms. And if I am itching for celebrity sightings Mr. Bones. However, the sad reality of LA pumpkin patches is that you end up paying hundreds of dollars in entrance, parking, and ride fees, let alone the high price points for less than perfect pumpkins that later rot a few weeks laters. So I was happily surprised when I headed back home to the San Luis Obispo county and took the boys to the Avila Barn pumpkin patch. Everything but the pumpkin was free. We got lost into hay mazes, had a
failed photo shoot, rode tractors and roamed around the big farm with horses and barn animals. My jaded LA lifestyle was shocked to find that all this came with no cost.