Pumpkins are really a lot like people. "They come in all sizes, colors and shapes, but inside we are all the same," explains Farmer John Muller, a third-generation California farmer. Who knew a visit to a pumpkin patch could offer such a life ...
For once, be glad you're toting a stroller and safety seat. When everyone else has headed back to school, you can head off on vacation with your toddlers and preschoolers.
Red maple, or hemlock? The trees in the northern Vermont forest look a lot different when you're looking at them 75 feet above the ground through branches that anchor zip lines -- as long as 1,000 feet -- on a zip line canopy tour.
Let's play! In one room the kids are busy making creatures out of clay and then seeing them come to life in a Claymation movie they create with a computer program and different backdrops; in another, they're performing in music videos.
Want a marshmallow? The 6-foot-long alligator, dubbed Otis by the locals, who's minus one foot and swimming alongside our boat certainly does. Our guide, John Royen, tells us the gators think the marshmallows are turtle eggs.
How much longer? It's the familiar lament heard by parents as their cars crawl along in traffic on the roads in Yellowstone National Park -- some 466 miles -- as vehicles slow to gawk at the wildlife. But we're not driving.