Elvis is made of pumpkin

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Yesterday Anita, Claudie and I went to Seegraben to a pumpkin festival.  And there he was in all his glory….. the King.

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Seegraben is just down the road from Zurich and is a beautiful spot on Lake Pfaeffikon.

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The pumpkin festival is an annual event that runs for a few months.  A German artist created these pumpkin sculptures which were huge and quite impressive.

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There was an incredible array of colours and shapes…

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These ones were absolutely bizzare.

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Some were huge….

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Claudia is tall so it gives you some idea just how big these are.  These ones were used in the recent pumpkin regatta – people actually get in these and paddle up the lake in a crazy pumpkin race!

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The apples on the trees lining the labyrinths are used to make Shorley (which is a really nice sparkling apple drink).

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They also have a wish tree in the middle of one of the mazes.  People can tie a piece of cloth to the tree and make a wish.

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The kids were kept well entertained with hay bale climbing/jumping/burrowing…. pumpkin carving, swinging in large hammocks, tree climbing, pumpkin throwing……  Kids are the same everywhere.

 

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