Let's face it, since we're back in Mesa for the winter, I'll have to be more creative with my posts. I was thinking, "What does autumn mean to me?" Well of course there are a couple of fun holidays, but I'm going to go with 'pumpkin chucking'.
Although this fine tradition is celebrated in various places, we were in Moab a few years ago for their annual Pumpkin Chuckin' contest. What a hoot!
The chucking methods ranged from the basic catapult
To this elaborate dragon cannon.
These cute little girls displayed plenty of heart, but their pumpkin only went about 10 feet.
These guys went for the basic giant slingshot and dressed the part.
But there was really no competition for the dragon cannon which hurled a pumpkin clear out of sight.