As much as I tend to complain about the retreat of Summer and the onset of the cold and rain Seattle is most known for, I do really love Fall activities. I often say that I love the idea of Fall, and if the weather could just stay about 20 degrees warmer until it's time for maybe 2 weeks of snow and cocoa I would extremely happy.
Luckily this year we had a few extra days of sunshine, which provided the perfect excuse to engage in some of the Fall traditions I love so much! A couple Saturdays ago I ventured out with a couple of my sorority sisters, crossing the 520 bridge into the quiet city of Carnation to visit Jubilee Farms. You could probably argue that the hour drive disqualifies this trip from being a Seattle Spotlight, but I'm a fan of alliteration and Washington Spotlight doesn't have the same ring to it. If you can make a day trip from the city, (or in our case a morning trip) then I say it counts!
Jubilee farms is worth the drive. Getting further outside of the city meant it was less crowded, with more activities, and a scenic route to enjoy on the way. I turned on Taylor Swift's Red album, which in my opinion is the only thing worth listening to while driving backroads surrounded by colorfully leaved trees. Once we arrived, there was a vintage truck-turned-coffee shop stocked with pumpkin spice and eggnog, followed by roasted corn and a hayride. The actual patch was pretty big, with more gourd and pumpkin options than I thought possible!
Our attempts to carry all our pumpkins left us laughing and covered in mud before finally finding a wheelbarrow. Everything about our trip to Jubilee felt so perfect, and I can't wait to return next year!
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