Steve and I were sad this weekend not to be able to attend the world famous Morton Pumpkin Festival. I miss the autumn weather, getting to see friends and, most of all, the great festival food. Pork chop sandwiches, pumpkin ice cream, apple cider slushees…all so yummy.
I thought I’d post a photo in tribute to this great occasion. Here is a picture of Steve two weeks ago when we were in Zermatt, Switzerland. They were having a festival, and a parade. Most of the entrants in the parade were groups of people in traditional dress from the other surrounding towns. Many were playing traditional music and dancing. Quite a sight. This is a wine region of Switzerland, so many of the groups also were carrying casks of the local wine – of which they were kindly giving samples. Steve was surprised to be given a glass of wine along a parade route, but he gladly accepted and toasted the local tradition. Such generosity would probably get you arrested in Morton, but, despite that, let’s raise our glass and salute the Morton Pumpkin Festival.
More Switzerland photos to be posted shortly.