Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Back to the Pumpkin Patch at Underwood Family Farms

CC dives into pumpkins at Underwood Family Farms.
It's pumpkin season again, and you know what that means! This was our second year to head to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, and we had a lovely time checking out wagon rides, tractor slides and, yes, pig races.

CC meets John Deere.
CC loved playing in the various kiddie areas, particularly on the wooden train and underground tunnels. But it was the wagon ride (for all ages) and the cow barrel ride (for little ones) that served as her main highlights. That, and the pumpkin pie.

Underwood Family Farms is such a beautiful, family-friendly place located in such an idyllic spot. It's full of wide open spaces, and you can also admire the rolling hills of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

I actually decided to take a different route this year, ditching the freeways and taking the road less traveled. And it definitely made all the difference. I took the PCH to Malibu Canyon Road and drove through the rugged mountains and hills to reach the San Fernando Valley on the other side. It was truly magnificent, as sunlight shone down on the winding roads and natural landscape.

On the way back, I was even able to spot a jackrabbit sitting by the road and a dolphin leaping around not far off the Malibu coast. (CC, unfortunately, was playing with my phone and missed both. Ugh.)

Visiting Underwood Farms has definitely become an October tradition, and I already know my route for driving back next year.

3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021


Little Gray Pixel said...

We'll have to check out this place next year! And I love Malibu Canyon Road. You definitely feel like you're somewhere ELSE, kwim?

Jennifer said...

I told the Hubs about this place, but we chose to go out to the Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly instead. This post makes me want to try it anyway. You can't have too much Halloween fun, can you??

L.A. Story said...

Underwood Farms is so great. I've never been to the one at Cal Poly, but you're right, Jennifer. You can never check out too many. :)

And, yes, Vanessa. You totally feel like you're somewhere else on that road. It's gorgeous!


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