For Halloween Brandon and I decided to head up through Central Park and make our way over to the Metropolitan Museum as he had never had the opportunity to visit the museum before and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to check out the foliage in the park, try out Brandon's new camera and show Brandon some of my favorite parts of the museum. Afterwards, we met up with a couple of his friends for a quick bite to eat and then headed back through the park towards the apartment where we quickly discovered that the place we were planning on purchasing pumpkins for the nights carving festivities was sold out. Lucky for us, as we passed Columbus Circle I remembered that there's a Whole Foods store in the lower level of the Time Warner Bldg.. Hoping that they would have pumpkins that were not some specialty variety grown on the mountains of the Himalayans and selling at $29.00 a pound, we stopped in and were pleasantly surprised to find that not only did they have pumpkins, but all sizes were $5. Needless to say, we ended up having to take a cab home because of the size of the ones we picked out. They were easily in the 40-45 pound range and by far the biggest pumpkin i've ever purchased.
As the evening progressed and our friends gathered, we enjoyed wine, dinner, and then promptly got right down to business cleaning out and carving our beautiful pumpkins. I'll be posting more pictures of the actual event and the end result as I gather pics from the others cameras.
BRANDON - CENTRAL PARK
CAROUSEL - CENTRAL PARK
RELIEF SCULPTURE - CENTRAL PARK
BRANDON - TEMPLE OF DENDUR / METROPOLITAN MUSEUM
TILDON - MIDWAY THROUGH THE PUMPKIN CARVING