Fall in Pennsylvania, on the road to Washington

Pumpkins piled high

This week I’m on the road with my wife and little one for a quick trip from Toronto down to Washington, D.C., and on the way we passed a farm that had more pumpkins out than I think I’ve ever seen.

The farm was on route 219 South in Pennsylvania, not long after leaving New York state, and it was a beautiful drive. In places, a lot of the leaves were still on the trees, and it was golden hour when we were passing through, which really lit up all of the colours.

The best part was not just all of the pumpkins out for sale, but they were also selling pies and baked goods, apples, and other tasty treats. It was one of the nicest road-side fruit stand I’ve seen in a while.

We’re now on the road again to Washington, after leaving Punxsutawney, and it’s still been a bright trip, even if the weather has been pretty cold.

More from the trip soon. We’re staying at one of the Kimpton Hotels in Washington, going around to see the sights and Smithsonian museums, and visiting Arlington cemetery before we head home. If we can find time we’re also planning to grab a treat from Georgetown Cupcake, better known as DC Cupcakes on television.

Pumpkin lane
Pumpkin lane
Fall colours
Fall colours
W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls. In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.