What does one do with any extra giant pumpkins? Well in Maine (and I hear in Vermont and Oregon also) one can carve them out, decorate them, put an outboard motor on them, and partake in a Pumpkin Regatta on the Damariscotta River.
Often, the part I like the most is the clean up after the event.
|Some racers had not had enough...|
|...but most had.|
|Now, how do you properly dispose of such vessels?|
|One needs the right tools and people for the job.|
|Of course the L.L. Bean Bootmobile was there, lest giant hollowed-out water-ready racing pumpkins were not Dalinian enough.|
|He showed me the new car seat covers that had just been made at L.L. Bean's Maine Boat and Tote factory.|
|The Bootmobile is built on a Ford F250 Super Duty truck and gets 16 miles to the gallon.|
|We ran into Paul, a friend for over 25 years.|
|We soon discovered that Keith's college roommate is a friend of all of ours, whom my husband, Paul, and I have known for decades.|
|We all watched the pumpkin boats being loaded up to be composted.|
|Paul then had to leave.|
|We said good-bye to Keith.|