Thursday, October 11, 2007

Goin' to a Punkin Chunkin Extravaganza!

Have you seen those competitions on TV? You know, where they have the catapults and trebuchets, and compete to see who can launch their pumpkins the farthest? We've been enthralled by the very idea ever since we first saw it a few years ago. So, when we heard there was going to be a competition near Denver this weekend, we started packing our bags.

What's the draw?

We're not an especially mechanically-minded group, nor is it the physics of the feats that interest us. I think it's more the asthetic interests we have. The panorama of autumn scenery. The backdrop of the October blue sky, with the brilliant orange pumpkins flying through it. Sailing, high overhead. It's the thrill of the flight! Yeah, the poetry of flight and the arc of orange against blue...

Nah. Actually it's the smashed pumpkins at the end, I think.

We'll take pictures, I promise.

Hope you all have a smashing weekend, too! See you next week!

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