Lasallian Volunteers 2006-2007

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

So every year in October, Half Moon Bay, a small coastal town an hour south of San Francisco, has its annual pumpkin festival. There one can eat and learn more about pumpkins than one could have ever imagined. For the past 2 years Bridget has worked in a booth with her Aunt selling artichoke hearts and in the process mastered the art of shucking artichokes. You may be askign yourself what do artichokes have to do with a pumpkin festival. Well besides the mammoth size turkey legs and baked potatoes, artichokes are one of the few food items that does not have pumpkin listed among its main ingredients. Last weekend, Justine, Katie Jann and I ventured down to this strange festival and took some photos to document our trip.

Before arriving to the festival we had to make our way through the traffic for 2 hours (on the way back it was 3 hrs)

Justine just couldn't get over the smell of nature and then began to ask questions about the ecology of the area.

Waiting for Bridget to find us.

Besides the wonderful pumpkin cheesecake you see Katie enjoying, there was also pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin sweet rolls and much much more to choose from.

Some how when I carve pumpkins they just don't turn out like this.


  • At 3:02 PM, Blogger Annie said…

    great grad pic Kelly!

  • At 5:53 PM, Blogger Sandra S said…

    You people make me miss home. I am jealous! Yeah, I love the pumpkin ice cream. I hope you had a lot of fun! YOu guyz should go back in December for when the Christmas trees are ready to be cut down.By the way, you probably passed by SOUth S.F.-my hometown!:)

  • At 7:42 PM, Blogger jennash said…

    I used to go there as a kid soo fun


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