We spent the afternoon in Valley Center. We haven't been to Bates Nut Farm the past two years and thought it was high time we took another trip out there. Bates is a working farm and seasonal tourist attraction. It's always very popular in October for the pumpking patch. They also have a hay ride, corn/hay maze, petting zoo, pony rides, jump houses and various food vendors. It's very festive and family friendly. We were amazed at how quickly the afternoon escaped us. It was hot-typical for southern california this time of year-but the breezes kept it tolerable. The boys were so excited for this day, it felt like Christmas! We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed spending the day at Bates Nut Farm.
5 weeks ago