Normally, when we get to Gertens we find the ticket booth and purchase the all day sticker thing for $5. Unlimited fun. They only had tickets for $1 each and EVERYTHING cost a ticket each time. Hayrides were 2 tickets a piece and adults had to pay too. I even heard a very wise 11 year old say "THIS IS A RIPOFF MA. LAST YEAR IT WAS ONLY $5!"
As I said very wise boy.
It also seemed to me to be less "done up" then years past. There were always these pretty places to sit and have your picture taken. And I have to say the apples were disappointing. We spent way more money then we had planned to and we didn't even get pumpkins! I blame the darn Spooky walk.
The kids went through it 4 times a piece at $1 a crack.
Face painting $2.00
"No, they definitely raised the prices. and I don't think it should have been that everything needed a ticket..." (He's a genius folks!)
What kills me is that Linders (another garden place) and Bachmens also offer fall fun family days. We could have gone to one so much closer to home. So not only did we pay for the "fun" we double payed for the gas.
I asked a guy on our hayride to take a picture of us. He had a nice camera of his own, I thought ok this guy knows what he's doing right? He was OBESSED with putting on my flash. Hey Buddy, it's blistering sunny out, you don't need a flash. He wouldn't take the picture until he got the flash to work. (Why fight em he had the nicer camera?)
Great we look like vampires burning up in the sun! We don't need a flash, come on man!
Oh, I need my pot of vicks!
Gertens has now been bumped off our family fall tradition list. They could give me a free pumpkin and I still wouldn't go back. I'd need lifetime free spooky walks and hayrides for that!
Here are some of the things we didn't have to pay to look at.
At the end of the day I did get a good family shot. Which we all know if you didn't get a picture of it it's not a real memory. I love the sign caution drowning hazard! They must be talking about my netti pot.